Our approach to PSHE

Personal, Social and Health (PSHE) education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. PSHE at Dringhouses is taught as a discrete school subject but it also underpins and links to the school values and ethos. 

Through this explicit and implicit teaching, children develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain.

The national curriculum also states that ‘all schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice’. PSHE education contributes to schools’ statutory duties outlined in the Education Act 2002 to provide a balanced and broadly-based curriculum. As a school, our long term objectives aim to support pupils spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development whilst preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. 

RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) became compulsory in all primary schools in 2020. The aim of RSE is to put in place the key building blocks of healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on family and friendships, in all contexts (including online). High quality, evidence-based and age-appropriate teaching of these subjects can help prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. At Dringhouses, we use the Growing Up Safe programme delivered by professionals at Big Talk Education to teach children from EYFS to Y6 about relationship and sex education using age appropriate language and resources. Please see the Relationship and Health policy for further details. 

Our PSHE Co-ordinator is Miss Emily Robinson

Please contact her for further information and/or take a look at the following documents:

PSHE Long-term Plan

Relationships and Health Education Policy (May 2020) 

PSHCE Policy (January 2019)

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