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What is PSHE?

“Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.

These skills and attributes help pupils to stay healthy, safe and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. When taught well, PSHE education helps pupils to achieve their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life.”

-PSHE Association 2019

Teaching and Learning in PSHE

At Batley Parish Junior, Infant and Nursery School we have tailored the PSHE Associations’ ‘Programme Builder’ and ‘Programme of Study’ to suit our pupils and school. We have taken into consideration our school vision and the needs of our children and various cohorts. This is reviewed annually to ensure that the programme is current and adapted where needed for the new cohort.

We follow the PSHE Associations’ three core themes: Health and Wellbeing; Relationships; and Living in the Wider World. Each year group covers content related to each theme throughout the year and this is built upon as the children progress through school. Cross-curricular links between PSHE and other topics are also used and we endeavour to develop the children’s knowledge and skills through rich experiences.

PSHE learning is taught in many different ways: through whole-class teaching, group activities, circle times, individual tasks, assemblies, cross-curricular lessons and discrete lessons.

During PSHE sessions children are expected to follow ground rules that are set in the individual classes. They are encouraged to ask and answer questions as well as participate in activities, this is to establish understanding and their knowledge and also embed learning.  A great deal of time is spent considering scenarios and quality assured resources are used.

Assessment and Recording in PSHE

PSHE learning is recorded in PSHE Scrapbooks: these books contain a range of evidence of the children’s learning, which can include photographs, examples of work from the session, photocopies of cross-curricular learning and children’s verbal or written comments.

All sessions are linked to the ‘Programme of Study’ year group outcomes. They are referenced based on the topic and numbered objective, for example, R1 for Relationships 1. For children in Early Years (Nursery and Reception) the Early Years Framework (EYFS) covers personal, social and emotional development (PSED) outcomes and therefore the children are assessed against these and data is obtained from Early Essence.

The PSHE Leader then analyses this data and scrapbooks and provides feedback to all staff to ensure all children are receiving a weekly quality PSHE lesson.


Lessons and activities are planned to include all children by using a range of approaches. This includes: questioning, use of resources, and mixed ability grouping to enable children to offer peer support. Lessons are planned to ensure the best possible outcome for all children. For children who need a varied, smaller steps or more adapted PSHE curriculum we also use the PSHE Association SEND planning.  

Long Term Overview

Sex and Relationships Curriculum

Due to the coronavirus school closure, we have not been able to conclude our consultation with parents. This will take place before Easter 2021.

Information for our Y6 parents about our current approach can be found below.

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