Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education

Vision for PSHCE

We believe that PSHCE has the power to enhance the health and wellbeing of all children, their families and the whole school community. It has a positive influence on the ethos, learning and relationships throughout the school. It is central to our values and to achieving our school’s aims.

PSHCE helps children to develop the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes they need to live confident, healthy, independent lives, now and in the future, as individuals, citizens, workers and parents. It is embedded within wider learning to ensure that children learn to develop resilience and healthy relationship skills, which they will practise and see enacted in the school environment.

We will use ‘Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education’ (PSHCE) as an umbrella term for all aspects of practice and learning in our school associated with wellbeing and health. A significant part of our PSHCE provision will be accessed through the planned, taught curriculum. Our PSHCE curriculum is supported by whole school enrichment activities.

Many aspects of our PSHCE provision are statutory from Sept 2020, as part of Relationships Education and Health Education. However, there are other areas which we consider important for our children e.g. Road Safety and Financial Education. These areas are not statutory, but we will teach them in the wider context of our PSHCE provision to meet the needs of our children.

We do not seek to teach Relationships Education and Health Education as separate subjects, but integrated through the topics we cover in our broader PSHCE programme.

What’s New?

At Dove Bank Primary School, we are following the Cambridgeshire PSHE Curriculum.

We are working with the scheme to implement the 2020 Relationships and Sex Education and ensure that all staff are confident with this.

Subject Leader Biography

Hi everyone!

I am Miss Hopper and I am the EYFS and Year 1 Teacher at Dove Bank Primary. I also have the pleasure of leading the subject of PSHE and RSE.

If you have any questions about our PSHE and RSE Curriculum then please contact the school via telephone, email or come and speak to me directly.


Subject priorities

1) High quality teaching and learning -

To ensure that children receive high quality PSHE and RSE education each week which is embedded into the curriculum and delivered using quality materials and resources.

2) Staff training -

To ensure that staff are appropriately trained to deliver certain aspects of PSHE, RSE and use the new PSHE scheme for teaching and assessment.

Useful links

CEOP  Child Exploitation and Online Protection command

The law enforcement agency which helps keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online.


Thinkuknow is the education programme from CEOP, which protects children both online and offline.


Childnet works with people around the world making the internet a safe place for children.

Safety net Kids

A website helping children to stay and feel safe personally, at school, within their community and thinking about their well-being.

Own It

A new website from the BBC, aimed at 9-12 year olds, covering everything from online privacy and avoiding malware, to dealing with everyday dilemmas children face online.

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