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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. PSHE education helps pupils to achieve their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life.


PSHE Curriculum at Lane End


At Lane End Primary School we recognise the importance of children’s personal, social and health development. Our school aims are for all our children to ‘Learn’, ‘Believe’, ‘Aspire’ and ‘Achieve’ and achieve their full potential. School has a significant role to play working alongside parents and the community, in enhancing children’s quality of life and personal growth.


We help each child develop self-esteem and self-awareness, a sense of increasing responsibility, the ability to make informed choices and a framework for a healthy and safe lifestyle. The children have an awareness of the needs of others, of individual differences and a positive attitude towards equal opportunities and life in a multicultural society.



Staff act as role models for pupils and PSHE permeates the ethos of the school. Opportunities are provided for children to assess evidence, make decisions, negotiate, listen, make and deal with relationships and solve problems. Whilst there is a place for direct teaching, the use of audio-visual aids, visits and contributions from visitors, much of the teaching in PSHCE is based on the active involvement of pupils. Teaching methods particularly suited to this kind of approach include games, simulations, circle time, case studies, drama and role plays, problem solving exercises, questionnaires, surveys, open ended questions and sentences, plus group work of various kinds.


At Lane End we follow a scheme of work called ‘You, Me and PSHE’. This scheme strengthens our work in PSHCE and provides a clear and progressive curriculum across Key Stage 1 and 2.


There are seven key strands which are built upon throughout school.


*Sex and relationship education

*Drug, alcohol and tobacco education

*Keeping safe and managing risk

*Mental health and emotional wellbeing

*Physical health and wellbeing

*Identity, society and equality

*Careers, economic wellbeing and financial capability


See the document below for the details of the types of units of work that are covered from Years 1 to 6.