Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) are important, and necessary, parts of all pupils’ education. At Woodcroft Primary School, these subjects provide pupils with the opportunity to gain an understanding of the world around them, in a safe environment, which encourages questioning and respect. With an ever changing society, our curriculum has been carefully tailored to include knowledge that will support the achievements of our pupils and provide them with a strong understanding of the diverse world around them, inspiring them to play a positive role in contributing to the school and the wider community.


PSHE lessons are taught weekly in all year groups, covering a range of topics, in appropriate levels of detail; Respect, Self-Regulation, Focus, Boundaries, Independence, Resilience, Relationships, Health and Well-being, Sex Education, British Values, Children’s Rights and Current Affairs. These are all supported through weekly assemblies led by different staff members, demonstrating to pupils the same messages from our staff, enhancing their understanding. Philosophy for Children (P4C) is used in support of our PSHE and RSE curriculum, allowing pupils to share thoughts and opinions, as well as giving them the opportunity to practice speaking and listening skills essential within school. When planning, it is essential that teachers incorporate, a range of activities are used to ensure that they support the achievement of all pupils.



Our PSHE and RSE curriculum will broaden the views and understanding of the pupils at Woodcroft Primary School, readying them for the world beyond our school. It is of high quality, carefully thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. The lessons are designed so that all individuals have the opportunity to succeed, encouraging creativity and the sharing of opinions and thoughts in a safe environment.

We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:

  • A reflection on standards achieved against planned outcomes;
  • Pupil discussions about their learning
  • An evaluation of learning through vocabulary development, understanding and growth within each child on an emotional and cognitive level
  • Pupils application of PSHE and RSE skills to different contexts
  • Pupils are able to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding, listening to other’s opinions and having the presence of mind to devise their own educated thoughts and feelings as well as showing an understanding of the emotions and backgrounds of others
  • Regular monitoring carried out by teachers and subject leaders

PSHE RSE Overview