Welcome from the Principal


Curriculum Team Leader

Mr N Gregory

Link Governor

Mrs J Belcher


The teaching of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education at Peters Hill Primary

PSHE education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy, safe and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain.

Our Programme of Study for PSHE education at Peters Hill identifies the key concepts, skills and attributes that our children will need to progress in life. Our scheme of work fulfils our statutory responsibility to safeguard pupils, support their spiritual, moral, cultural, mental, and physical development and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.

Our programme aims to help children know and value who they really are and how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.

Our programme of study includes three core themes:

Health and Wellbeing


Living in the Wider World

These are broken down into 12 themes : 6 themes are taught each year, which will be revisited every two years using our spiral curriculum. This enables the learning and knowledge to be embedded in an age-appropriate way.

Core Theme 1: Health and Wellbeing

Healthy lifestyles – Living long living strong

Keeping safe – Dear diary / Say no

Growing and changing – Growing up

Core Theme 2: Relationships

Healthy Relationships – Daring to be different /Be friendly be wise / People around us

Feelings and emotions - Daring to be different /Be friendly be wise / People around us

Valuing difference - Daring to be different /Be friendly be wise / People around us

Core Theme 3: Living in the Wider World

Rights and responsibilities – We’re all stars/Its our world

Taking care of the environment – Who likes chocolate / Joining in and joining up

Money matters

Curriculum Drivers - How do our whole school values link to the subject?

AMBITION (Success) – Pupils will have aspirations for themselves in school and in the wider community. Where they celebrate individual and others achievements of becoming role models within our community and the wider world. The pupils will have an understanding of key role models within the wider world and will be inspired to reach their own goals.

BELIEF (Confidence)– Children will understand who they are and their own identity. The pupils will have the confidence to engage in discussions about themselves and the world around them. They will have an understanding of their own beliefs and the confidence to discuss with others their opinions respectfully.

COMPASSION (Motivation) – Through cultural and moral aspects of PSHE the pupils will be encouraged to empathise and discuss the wider world around them. They will also be motivated to show compassion to the community and wider world.

PRIDE (Knowledge)– Children will be encouraged to take pride in themselves in all aspects of school life and in the community. Children will have the opportunity to celebrate achievements individually, as teams and as a whole school. The children will feel personal pride when wearing the Peters Hill School uniform and representing the school in a variety of events.

RESPECT (Responsibility) – Children will be respectful and have an understanding of the rights of a child and have an awareness of respectful relationships. They will respect the class and school rules by collaboratively making a class charter and following Peters Hill School rules.


RSE – The teaching of Relationships & Sex Education (RSE) at Peters Hill

From September 2020 government guidlines state that all primary age children will be taught Relationships Education. This is an important part of our PSHE programme which is delivered through the themes ‘Daring to be different, ’ ‘Dear diary,’ ‘Growing up’ and ‘People around us.’

There are four main aims of teaching RSE:

  • To enable children to understand and respect their bodies
  • To help children develop positive and healthy relationships (appropriate to their age and development)
  • To support children to have positive self-esteem and body image
  • To empower them to be safe and safeguarded.

Each year group will be taught appropriately for their age and developmental stage. At no point will a child be taught something that is deemed as inappropriate. If a question from a child arises, and the teacher feels it would be inappropriate to answer (for example, because of its mature or explicit nature), this information will be shared with the parent by the child’s class teacher. The question will not be answered to the child or class if it is outside the remit of that year group’s programme.

Further information is available in the documents below. 

Name Date  
PSHE Topic Overview 9th March 2022 Download >
PSHE Curriculum Pathway 9th March 2022 Download >
RSE and Health Education Statutory Guidance 9th March 2022 Download >
PSHE 22 23 5th January 2023 Download >
PHSE RSE Policy 2022 7th June 2023 Download >