P.S.H.E and Health and Relationships Education

At Sutton Manor Primary School, we recognise that the teaching of PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) is central to achieving our school aims. Therefore, although we teach PSHE as a separate subject we also see it as being at the heart of our whole school curriculum and it underpins everything we do


To build a PSHE curriculum which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills which enables children to access the wider curriculum and to prepare children to be a global citizen now and in their future roles within a global community.

The curriculum will demonstrate appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding to fulfil the duties of the Relations Education (RE), Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education HE) whereby schools must provide a ‘balanced and broadly-based curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities and responsibilities and experiences for later life.

PSHE at Sutton Manor Community Primary School aims to: 

  • Enable pupils to develop self-confidence and enhanced self-esteem.
  • Help pupils to become responsible citizens.
  • Help the children to become increasingly responsible for their own learning.
  • Encourage children to respect one another, their feelings and possessions.
  • Encourage children to respect the differences and diversities in people.
  • Create an ethos in which the children will learn to tolerate and respect people from different races, cultures and religions, including children from ethnic minorities within our school.
  • Help pupils to deal with social and moral issues.
  • Encourage links with the community and its main social institutions.
  • Teach children how to enjoy a healthier and safer lifestyle.
  • Encourage pupils to think about social and moral dilemmas that they may come across in everyday life, e.g. aggressive behaviour, questions of fairness, of right and wrong and simple environmental issues.
  • Encourage children to make real choices e.g. between healthy options in school meals, what to watch on television., what time to go to bed, what games to play or how to spend their pocket money sensibly.
  • Teach children what kind of physical contact is acceptable or unacceptable.
  • Inform children that they have a right to resist pressure to behave in an unacceptable and risky way and that they should know how to ask for help and use basic techniques for resisting pressure to do wrong.


We want our children to be prepared for the future by:

  • Valuing the achievements they make, and the achievements of others 
  • Making informed choices about dealing with risks and meeting challenges now and in the future. 
  • Deciding on values by which they want to live their lives.
  • Have the opportunities to discuss, debate and explore controversial issues, clarify and if necessary, challenge their own and others values, attitude’s and beliefs. 
  • Explore appropriate behaviours related to British Values

Relationships and Health Education  will be taught to all primary children from September 2020. Please look a the files below for information about this and how we teach PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education).

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