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At St. Peter’s, personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) is taught and delivered through a range of teaching materials. We currently use Scarf, Go-Givers, British Values, ‘No Outsiders’ and Project Evolve to ensure that we provide full and extensive coverage. PSHE is taught from EYFS through to Year 6.


PSHE enables children to become healthy, independent, and responsible members of society. We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. In so doing we help develop their sense of self-worth. We teach them how society is organised and governed. We ensure that they experience the process of democracy by giving them opportunities to vote in school to elect pupils for a variety of roles including school council and house captains. We teach them about rights and responsibilities. They learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse multicultural society.


At St. Peter’s, we believe that children benefit from understanding their thoughts and feelings as they happen, so they are better prepared to choose an appropriate response to a wide range of situations.  Through Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) our children are learning to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will allow us to maximise the outcomes for every child, so that they know more, remember more and understand more.  It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life.  


Our curriculum is implemented based on guidance provided by SCARF - Coram Life Education. It takes a thematic approach and covers six core themes over the course of the academic year, from EYFS to Year Six. Our themes and topics are clearly listed below. This approach allows different year groups to work on similar themes at the same time, building a spiral programme year on year.  We also have access to additional resources from other respected providers allowing us the ability to be flexible and adapt our teaching to our pupils needs as and when required keeping within our three main themes. Our Scheme of work also includes links to British Values (BV) and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC).  PSHE, BV and SMSC displays throughout school reinforce the PSHE curriculum enabling children to make links. Whole school, Key Stage and class assemblies also make a link to PSHE, British Values and SMSC.  


Core Themes: 

1. Me and My Relationships 

2. Valuing Difference 

3. Keeping Safe 

4. Rights and Respect 

5. Being My Best 

6. Growing and Changing 


At St Peter’s we deliver the PSHE curriculum in a safe environment by utilising first-hand experiences and sharing good practice. Our curriculum allows children to learn and develop their skills to become confident, tolerant and well-rounded adults. We equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. We believe that PSHE plays a vital part of primary education and as well as discrete focused lessons, it is also embedded throughout our curriculum. PSHE is an important part of school assemblies where children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.  The impact of PSHE at St Peter’s will allow children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society who understand how they are developing personally, socially and give them confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.  


PSHE has links to many different subject areas such as English, Maths, Science, RE, PE, ICT, Music and Art. For more information about how our PSHE lessons link to other areas of the Curriculum, please find ‘PSHE Cross-Curricular Coverage’ on the PSHE subject page on the school website’s class page.


For more information on SCARF, who supply our PSHE scheme, follow this link to the 'Parents' section of their website: