PSHE is learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.’  The PSHE Association


At Windermere, Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) teaches children to develop positive relationships with others, recognise their rights and responsibilities and understand the importance of good physical, mental and emotional health.

PSHE is intended to help children develop resilience, learning and interpersonal skills which will support their academic achievement and give them life skills for the future. Although we utilise the excellent SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) resource, PSHE also includes internet safety, road safety, fire safety, sun safety, protective behaviours, relationships and sex education and drug education.


PSHE is taught as a discrete subject by class teachers; it also forms a core part of our collective worship, which focuses on British values, character development and social responsibility.

PSHE may also happen through cross-curricular teaching, e.g. financial management in maths, healthy living in science and PE, and environmental impact in geography. The PSHE curriculum is closely linked to reading books and stories as part of the school’s commitment to strengthen reading.

The curriculum covers different areas of PSHE and these are taught in a progressive, age appropriate way throughout the school. PSHE teaching also includes Relationships and Sex Education (please see our RSE policy on our Policies page.)

Each week a child is selected by a member of staff or their peers, as the Child of the Week.  The criteria are chosen to fit the collective worship focus for that week.

Download the PSHE Curriculum