Market Drayton Infant & Nursery School

‘An excellent, happy school, where we enjoy learning’

Personal, Social, Health, Economic Education

In PSHE we want children to:

Through our programme we want the children to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they needs to manage their lives, now and in the future. It helps our children to stay healthy, safe and be prepared for lives challenges and opportunities. Through this programme we will help the children to achieve their academic potential. We want the pupils to develop the ability and understanding of personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE).

Implementation - How Do We Deliver the PSHE Curriculum? 

Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education is based on the following:

- PSHE association curriculum planner.

- Discovery Education Relationships and Health Education in Years 1 to 5; in Year 6 there is a Relationships, Sex and Health Education unit. 

- Guy Claxton's Building Learning Power

- A strong focus on wellbeing and mental health.


Our PSHE/RSE curriculum teaches:

A clear breadth of topics that will be covered.

This includes:

  • Building Learning Powers – Collaboration, Perseverance, Questioning, Revising and Resilience
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • British Values
  • Healthy and Happy Friendships
  • Coping with Change
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Caring and responsibility
  • Families and Committed Relationships
  • Healthy bodies, Healthy Minds
  • Emotional and Mental Wellbeing
  • Staying Safe, including online safety

This will look very different across the school and as the children move on to the Junior School. The programme of study starts in Year 1 and in Year 2 they start to link there PSHE/RSE work to other subject areas such as Science and Maths.

What does PSHE look like in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)?

PSHE education is not a discrete curriculum subject within the statutory EYFS framework. However, EYFS is still a great place to start exploring the foundations of PSHE education. The EYFS statutory framework areas of Personal, Social and Emotional Development, and Understanding the World, have close links to the PSHE education Programme of Study. Learning and development opportunities for these areas, as well as Communication and Language, can be interwoven within the pupils’ experience through daily EYFS play-based activities, role-play areas, quality children’s fiction and reflective discussion to begin to build pupils’ knowledge and understanding, skills, attitudes and attributes related to PSHE elements of education.


Overview of the PSHE curriculum.

Supporting Pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEND) in PSHE.

SEND and disadvantaged children will have full access to the curriculum which fits with the school aims.  It is important to note, that because a pupil has been identified as having SEND, this not mean that they will require a different curriculum to the majority of pupils. However, we recognise that at times pupils will require additional support to access the curriculum.  This is supported further with the PSHE planning framework for pupils with SEND. 

The Planning Framework is organised into six sections:

1. Self-Awareness (Me, who I am, my likes, dislikes, strengths and interests)

2. Self-care, Support and Safety (Looking after myself and keeping safe; aspects of Relationships and Sex Education.)

3. Managing Feelings (Understanding feelings, and that how I feel and how others feel affects choices and behaviour; aspects of Relationships and Sex Education)

4. Changing and Growing (How I and others are changing; new opportunities and responsibilities; aspects of Relationships and Sex Education)

5. Healthy Lifestyles (Being and keeping healthy, physically and mentally)

6. The World I Live In (Living confidently in the wider world)


Whilst these cross over with the main framework, they will support individual needs for those who need additional support in one of the above areas. 


We continuously assess the implementation and impact of our PSHE curriculum in order to achieve the highest outcomes possible across all year groups and ensure we provide the support that is necessary for all children to achieve. Through our PSHE curriculum, we believe we can enhance children’s education and help them to become caring, respectful, responsible and confident individuals and citizens.

Impact, Pupil Voice, Examples of Work