Evelyn CommunityPrimary School

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PSHCE & Well Being

‘PSHE education equips pupils with the knowledge, understanding, skills and strategies required to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives. It encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices and in achieving economic wellbeing. A critical component of PSHE education is providing opportunities for children and young people to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future.’   (PSHE Association)



PSHCE Intent

At Evelyn CP School our intention is that when all children leave, they will do so with the knowledge, understanding and emotions to be able to play an active, positive and successful role in today’s diverse society.
We aspire to ensure PSHCE is at the core of everything we do. PSHCE enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible. It helps them to understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
Our Relationships and Sex Education enables our children to learn how to be safe, and to understand and develop healthy relationships, both now and in their future lives. 


PSHCE Implementation

EYFS - In the Foundation Stage, PSHCE and citizenship is taught as an integral part of topic work and is embedded throughout the curriculum. The objectives taught are the Personal, Social and Emotional Development statements from ‘Development Matters in the EYFS’ and the PSED Early Learning Goals. Reception children also follow the planned PSHCE scheme of work (see below) as well as the existing PSED plans.

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 - At Key Stage 1 and 2, PSHE is taught through a clear scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum, which ensures both continuity and progression.  We cover the Health and Well-Being, Sex and Relationships and Living in the Wider World learning opportunities set out in the PSHE Association’s Programme of Study, which comprehensively covers the statutory Health Education and Relationships Education guidance.  

PSHCE is delivered through a whole school approach which includes:

  • Discrete curriculum time – Each class has a 40 minute weekly session based around one of the key themes:  ‘Keys to Happiness’, ‘Peace and Harmony’, ‘My Money’, ‘Living in the Wider World’, ‘Health and Wellbeing’ and ‘Relationships’
  • A ‘Peace and Harmony’ afternoon each term that includes discussion, philosophy for children and Relax Kids skills
  • Circle-time to focus on a particular discussion that is relevant and timely to a specific class,  group of pupils or individual
  • Teaching PSHCE through and in other curriculum subjects
  • Whole school assemblies and Radio Evelyn broadcasts
  • Whole school events such as Health and Safety Week, E-Safety assemblies, Mental Health Awareness, Kindness Day and House Days
  • Pastoral care and guidance – eg. working with the Early Help Ambassador
  • 10 Minutes A Day sessions – held by all classes at the end of the day, twice weekly
  • Lifelong Learning/Remote Learning – eg.‘Talk Cards’,  to promote family discussion
  • Adult Advocate groups – Regular meetings with a key adult


PSHCE Impact

By the time our children leave our school they will: 

  • be able to approach a range of real life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life
  • be on their way to becoming healthy, open minded, respectful, socially and morally responsible global citizens 
  • appreciate difference and diversity in all its forms
  • recognise and apply the British Values of; freedom, tolerance, responsibility, democracy, abiding by the rule of law and loyalty
  • understand and use our 22 values for living; quality, unity, simplicity, freedom, friendship, peace, happiness, trust, respect, love, hope, patience, honesty, appreciation, caring, humility, courage, thoughtfulness, tolerance, responsibility, co-operation, understanding
  • be  able to understand, articulate and manage their emotions 
  • be able to look after their mental health and well-being using a range of strategies
  • be able to develop positive, healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future
  • understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age appropriate level
  • be able to demonstrate respect for themselves and others
  • have a positive self-esteem and understand the importance of a positive mind-set
  • have completed the Student Exit Profile




PSHCE and RSE Policy

PSHCE lessons are taught weekly, as well as through cross-curricular links in ARCS Curriculum where appropriate.

There is a six week plan for each class comprising of:

Week 1 - Keys to Happiness
Week 2 - Peace and Harmony
Week 3 - My Money
Week 4 - Living in the Wider World
Week 5 - Health and Wellbeing
Week 6 - Relationships

Peace and Harmony at Evelyn CP School


Each class attends a Peace and Harmony session every term. This is an afternoon session where the class is split into 3 groups and every child has the opportunity to participate in short activities that promote discussion, deep thinking and relaxation.

The 3 activities are:

– Circle Time (led by the class teacher), addressing a PSHCE theme

– Relax Kids (led by Mrs Murray), promoting relaxation techniques and wellbeing

– Philosophy (led by Ms Duffin), encouraging philosophical enquiry, concentration and communication skills