Athelstan Community Primary School

To Be The Best That We Can Be

PSHE Education and RSE



Our Vision

The aims and vision of our school underpin Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) which are integral to the way we support our pupils to become independent, responsible, resilient, healthy and confident members of society. PSHE Education promotes opportunities to link British Values and Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural (SMSC) responsibilities as well as overlapping with other subjects including, Computing (Online Safety), Science (recycling) and PE (leading healthy active lives). Through our carefully structured PSHE Education and RSE curriculum pupils will be able to tackle moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up and develop the necessary skills for their future, such as using and managing money, goal setting and understanding different job opportunities. Children will understand what positive relationships look like and crucially, in an increasingly digital world, learn how to keep themselves safe offline and online.



The teachers will:

  • Implement regular PSHE Education & RSE lessons, which may include circle time, sharing clear learning objectives with the children;
  • Use a range of teaching styles to incorporate direct teaching though whole-class, group/paired and individual work;
  • Use the teaching of PSHE & RSE to complement topic work using cross-curricular themes;
  • Provide opportunities for children to take part in a variety of school outings and residential visits, which compliment the teaching of PSHE Education;
  • Use PSHE Education and RSE lessons to reinforce the school’s behaviour policy.


As part of our carefully structured PSHE Education and RSE lessons teachers will: 

  • Work with pupils to create a safe and supportive environment by designing ground rules, revisiting them regularly.
  • Share clear learning objectives
  • Be flexible to respond to pupil need as well as local, national and global events that may occur and respond to any such event in an age appropriate and sensitive way.


In the Foundation Stage teachers will: Provide a variety of teaching and learning experiences to ensure children can further their Personal, Social and Emotional Development, as laid out in the Foundation Stage Curriculum.