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Our Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) and Relationship, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) curriculum is part of us living out the school vision of 'understanding' in that we learn how to keep ourselves mentally and physically safe so that our pupils know how they can stay healthy, safe, thrive and live life to its fullness. Children are given opportunities in their PSHE lessons to think and develop an awareness and understanding for others and to celebrate differences both in their immediate peer community and on an national and international scale.  

Our school's commitment to PSHE & RSHE is crucial in supporting the protected characteristics outlined in our equality policy. Through PSHE, we ensure every pupil is respected and valued, fostering an environment of understanding and mutual respect. This approach is essential in preparing our pupils for life in a diverse and inclusive modern Britain.

Protected Characteristics


At St Paul’s, PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) is at the core of what we do and enables our children to become independent, confident, healthy and responsible members of society. Through our whole-school approach to PSHE (called Jigsaw), it is our belief that excellence in these areas will lead to excellence across the curriculum and beyond in later life. RSHE (Relationships, Sex and Health Education) is an integral part of our PSHE curriculum. The intent of our PSHE/RSHE curriculum is to equip our children with relevant and age-appropriate content, which is supported through a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. With an ever changing society, we are able to provide our children with a strong understanding of the diverse world around them and support them in playing a positive role in contributing to the school and the wider community. 

Our whole curriculum is shaped by our school vision which aims to enable all children, regardless of background, ability, additional needs, to flourish and to become the very best version of themselves they can possibly be.

We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children.

The intent of our PSHE curriculum is by the time children leave St Paul’s they will: 

  • have a ready willingness and ability to try new things
  • push themselves and persevere
  • have a good understanding of how to stay safe, healthy and develop good relationships
  • have an appreciation of what it means to be a positive member of a diverse, multicultural society

Subject Policy


What does our PSHE/RSHE Curriculum teach about LGBQT relationships?

Valuing ALL children  


At St Paul's we allocate 1 lesson (45mins to 1 hour) to PSHE each week in order to teach the PSHE knowledge and skills in a developmental and age-appropriate way. The lessons are taught by the class teacher so that the content learnt in the lesson can be revisited or recapped at appropriate times during the week.

Lessons provide the children with activities such as drama, circle times, discussions so that the children can develop skills and understanding that they can apply in their everyday lives.  Throughout Jigsaw, children are encouraged to reflect on their learning experiences and their progress. By reflecting, children can process and evaluate what they have learnt, which enables them to consolidate and apply their learning.

The PSHE curriculum is part of our whole school approach in supporting our children with their development of becoming resilient individuals who can lead their lives in a safe way being respectful and understanding of others around them.  This is nurtured further through:

  • Our school community living out the School Vision
  • Collective Worships which identify how Jesus taught us to live our lives and to love others
  • Picture News Collective Worships where we identify and explore worldwide issues
  • Our Children's Charter
  • Being a UNICEF Gold Rights Respecting School

Parents/carers are consulted if we make any changes to the content of our RSHE curriculum.  


The positive impact of our PSHE curriculum is seen in the individuals who leave our school in Year Six, ready for their next step into Secondary school and are armed with skills, knowledge and understanding that they can take forward into adulthood.

By teaching pupils to stay safe and healthy, and by building self-esteem, resilience and empathy, our PSHE curriculum helps to enable our pupils in tackling barriers, raising aspirations and challenging discrimination.

The impact of our PSHE lessons is regularly assessed.  At the end of each session the teacher assesses each child on their knowledge and understanding of the content of that lesson.  This may be through observation, verbal/drama contribution, post-it notes or jamboards or through an activity such as designing a poster.

Classes fill in a class PSHE book which helps our subject lead to monitor the scope and range of engaging activities taking place across the school in PSHE.


St Paul's - PSHE in the Curriculum 

Being Me in My World 

Celebrating Difference 

Dreams and Goals 

Healthy Me


Changing Me