PSHE and RSE

PSHE Education (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) is an essential part of our whole school curriculum. Our PSHE curriculum at Kells Lane Primary School follows the 3Dimensions programme which ensures children develop the knowledge, skills and attributes in Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World.

At Kells Lane, we understand that pupils must be provided with an education that prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. A key part of this relates to our Relationships and Health education, which must be delivered to every primary-aged pupil.

Relationships Education focusses on giving pupils the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships, and to build their self-efficacy. Health education focusses on equipping pupils with the knowledge they need to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing (physical and mental). Our PSHE curriculum encapsulates all aspects of the Relationships Education curriculum however it is also informed by matters in the school and wider community to ensure it is tailored to all pupils’ needs.

We understand the significant role parents play in enhancing their children’s understanding of relationships and health. Similarly, we also understand how important parents’ views are in shaping the curriculum. In order to develop our PSHE/RSE curriculum at Kells Lane, we consulted with parents on the content and delivery of the programme.

Each year group’s PSHE/RSE curriculum covers 3 core themes:

  1. Health and Wellbeing
  2. Relationships
  3. Living in the Wider World

Compulsory areas of PSHE/RSE are covered through our PSHE (3Dimensions), Physical Education (P.E.), Religious Education (R.E.), Computing and science curriculums and include:

  • Families and people who care for me
  • Caring friendships
  • Respectful relationships
  • Online relationships
  • Being safe
  • Internet safety
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Physical health and fitness
  • Healthy eating
  • Drugs, alcohol and tobacco
  • Health and prevention
  • Basic first aid
  • Changing adolescent body
  • Money and finance

Our school has organised a curriculum that is age-appropriate for pupils within each year group, based on the views of teachers, parents and pupils. When delivering our PSHE/RSE curriculum all teaching staff ensure they do not express personal views or beliefs when delivering the programme.

Click below to see our curriculum in full.