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St Giles Church of England Primary School

Relationships, Sex and Health Education

PSHE and RSHE at St Giles


At St Giles Primary we have shaped our PSHE curriculum to ensure it is fully inclusive to every child and that it demonstrates our school vision of ‘Everybody Matters’.  We strive to develop the whole child and hope to equip children with the appropriate skills that they will need as an adult within our wider world. 


We aim to deliver a high quality PSHE curriculum where the children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated and nurtured. We aim to:

  • Develop the whole child,
  • Support the social, mental and physical well-being of all children, particularly vulnerable children
  • Increase children’s independence and resilience.
  • Teach a curriculum, which is designed to allow children to ask questions, take risks, make informed decisions and celebrate diversity.
  • Teach a curriculum, which supports children to explore their emotions and provides them with the strategies to create and maintain positive, healthy relationships.
  • Discuss and reflect on global issues within our world.
  • Nurture children’s curiosity and enhance their spirituality
  • Encourage children to develop their own sense of self-worth and identify ways they can actively contribute to school life and the wider community.


At St Giles Primary we have implemented a curriculum that is progressive across school and reflective of the needs of our children. The resource ‘PSHE Matters’ is used (although not exclusively) as a basis for planning, but this is supplemented with other approaches:

  • PSHE is taught weekly focusing on different topics each term, although opportunities to make cross-curricular links are promoted.
  • Children are exposed to key vocabulary and the PSHE and SMSC displays throughout school reinforce the curriculum and support the children to make links across the curriculum.
  • Whole school and key stage collective worship focus on the key themes within school. The children are given the opportunity to explore and challenge attitudes and beliefs around key themes, as well as the questions and issues arising in our wider world.
  • Further support is given, in our nurture Hub, to support the social, mental and emotional well-being of our most vulnerable children.
  • PSHE themed days/weeks are followed as a whole school approach, including Anti-Bullying, Mental Health day, Internet safety and Remembrance.
  • Children are also starting to take part in P4C discussions, where they can explore and tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that we face in school and the wider world.
  • Recording of PSHE work is demonstrated in ‘floor books’.
  • Learning is adapted to make it as accessible as possible for SEND pupils.


The key knowledge and skills outlined within our PSHE curriculum is planned to demonstrate progression. If children retain the knowledge and demonstrate key skills, they are deemed to be making good or better progress.  We also hope that this will have an impact on the amount of children being referred to the nurture group and that less children will require additional support. In addition, we measure the impact of PSHE through the following methods:

  • Pupil discussions
  • An understanding in pupils of how their learning in PSHE supports them in everyday lives
  • Observation of children in lessons, in class and in the playground.
  • Scrutiny of floor books
  • Assessed reflection of standards achieved against the planned outcomes.