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PSHE at Woodthorne


Whole school definition

PSHE education helps children and young people to stay safe, healthy and prepared for life’s challenges and opportunities.  It is a school curriculum subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.

PSHE education helps pupils to stay healthy, safe and prepared for life – and work – in modern Britain. When taught well, PSHE also helps pupils to achieve their academic potential.

Why study PSHE?

PSHE education helps pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. From making responsible decisions about alcohol to succeeding in their first job, PSHE education helps pupils to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up.

Pupils agree that PSHE education is a vital part of their preparation for life, with 92% of those who have been taught the subject believing all young people should receive high-quality PSHE lessons.


PSHE at Woodthorne Rationale

At Woodthorne, we have chosen to use lesson plans from Kapow Primary, an online provider of resources for primary schools. These lessons cover the statutory requirements and have been carefully planned to be age appropriate. They also give the opportunity for children to revisit topics in different year groups. This is important as they will learn more and see things differently as they mature.  We adapt the lessons accordingly based on the needs and experiences of our children.

The lessons are divided up into three overarching themes:

  • Families and relationships (How to form and maintain friendships, importance of family, different types of families, dealing with problems in friendships, online relationships and stereotyping).
  • Health and Wellbeing (Mental health and well-being, healthy eating, physical activity, dental health, importance of sleep, medicines, tobacco, alcohol and first aid).
  • Safety and the changing body (online safety, safety around adults, understanding their body, physical changes during puberty, emotional changes during puberty and asking for help when needed).



Subject Leader Bio

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Cultural Capital Development Opportunities

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Early Years' links to PSHE

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PSHE Overview

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