St Margaret'sC of E Primary School

Curriculum  »  PHSE


At St Margaret’s C of E Primary School, PSHE is at the heart of school life and nurtures our children to grow into caring, responsible members of our our school and wider community as well as confident, independent and healthy individuals. Through our whole-school approach to PSHE, we believe that it is our emphasis on personal development which will enable our children to flourish and achieve excellence across all areas of the curriculum and in all aspects of their lives; developing intellectually, socially, spiritually and morally. PSHE lessons are delivered on a weekly basis following a spiral curriculum using a progressive scheme of work; 'You Me and and PSHE' which teaches relevant and meaningful content with a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resillience and promoting positive mentally and physically healthy lifestyles. Strong cross-curricular links enable children to apply their learning widely at an age appropriate level. We celebrate diversity and broaden children's understanding of the world around them, equipping them with the knowledge, skills and understanding to make a positive contribution to society. Our PSHE lessons open doors to discussion and offer a safe space for children to talk and reflect with their peers. This is enhanced by our twelve core Christian values and weekly ethos statements which are at the core of our collective worship at St Margaret's as well as our PROUD reward system.


  • Clear skills and knowledge progression
  • Children are having fun and engaged in their learning, regardless of ability, background or additional needs.
  • Children and teachers adopt a shared mutual respect
  • Well planned, structured lessons using You, Me, PSHE scheme of work on the following topics:
  • Physical Health, Mental Health, Keeping Safe, RSE, Identity Society and Equality, Drugs and Tobacco, Careers,
  • Teachers feel confident to teach PSHE.

PSHE teaching and learning in our school is good when:

  • Ground rules are agreed.
  • Staff are aware of vulnerable pupils.
  • Discussions are managed sensitively.
  • Distancing techniques are used.
  • Questions answered appropriately using 'ask it' boxes.
  • Active and participatory activities.
  • Pre and post assessments are used.
  • Progress is evident.
  • Classroom environment enhances.
  • Work is valued and shared. .
Children will demonstarte a positive attitude towards learning and be open to new experiences. They will feel prepared for challenges in life, demonstrating perseverance and determination to achieve their goals. They will make healthy lifestyle choices and have a string understadning how to keep themselves and others safe. Our children will show an appreciation of diversity and adopt positive attitudes towards a multicultural society. They will show compassion for others and be able to make decisions with independence and self awareness.