Curriculum - PSHE


Curriculum - PSHE

What is PSHE?

Personal, social and health education (PSHE) is a planned programme of learning opportunities and experiences that help young people grow and develop. PSHE education can be described as 'learning to live life well' and deals with real life social and economic issues affecting children & young people, their families and communities.

PSHE education is important because...

  • it makes a major contribution to the health and achievement of children and young people 
  • it contributes to the welfare and safety of children and young people 
  • it helps to increase children’s independence and ultimately enables them to take responsibility for themselves. 
  • it prepares them for their future role as parents, employees and leaders.

PSHE at Chestnut Street.

We teach PSHE because pupils benefit from learning how to lead healthy lifestyles, manage their feelings, build positive relationships and become financially capable. PSHE is taught all the way through the school, from Foundation to Year 6.  A topic is taught each term ranging from New Beginnings to Changes.  Many of the lessons are more discussion-based and it is a chance for children to talk about issues and explore ways of dealing with their feelings and emotions.