Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

At St. Hugh’s, we believe that PSHE helps children to develop the knowledge and skills they need to deal with the many opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face as they become adults. It is central to their overall success and can enhance achievement in all areas of school life and beyond. By teaching children to stay safe and healthy; to have good self-esteem; to be resilient and empathetic, we can help all our children to grow into strong, independent and well-balanced adults.

The National Curriculum 2014 states that ‘all schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education’. PSHE enables schools to provide a balanced and broadly-based curriculum which develops children’s behaviour, welfare and ability to safeguard themselves. Please click Understanding Relationships and Health Education in your child’s primary school. A guide for parents for more information.

We have designed our own PSHE curriculum to reflect the needs of the children, families and communities we serve. We have based it around three key themes:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Relationships
  • Living in the wider world.

PSHE is taught in a variety of ways at St. Hugh’s:

  • Discrete lessons
  • Learning opportunities through other subjects
  • Learning opportunities through the life of the school and the wider community
  • Catholic ethos
  • Assemblies
  • Themed days or weeks
  • Visiting speakers
  • Visits outside school

PSHE Plan KS1 and KS2

Health and Wellbeing

  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Wellbeing
  • Staying Safe


  • Developing Healthy Relationships
  • Recognising and Managing Emotions
  • Risky or Negative relationships
  • Respecting Equality and Diversity in Relationships

Living in the Wider World

  • Respect, Responsibilities
  • Different Communities
  • Respecting and Protecting the Environment
  • Finance
  • Enterprise

Please click on the link below to find our PSHE Policy

PSHE Policy

Please click on the link below to find our Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Policy

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Policy

Year 5 & 6 Film Making

Y5 and Y6 have been working with Cut Films and the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation to highlight the dangers of smoking. They have used technology and learned about film-making to produce some films which will be entered into a national competition. Please click on the link below to watch the films and remember to talk to your children about the dangers of smoking.

Year 5 & 6 films

NSPCC School Visit

All children in KS1 and KS2 had a visit from the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children), who talked to the children about the ‘SPEAK OUT. STAY SAFE programme, about keeping themselves safe and what to do if they feel they are not safe. They know they can speak to a trusted adult if they are not safe wherever they are, including when they are online. The children know to ‘SPEAK OUT. STAY SAFE.

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