PSHE Subject Overview

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Subject Intent

We aim to ensure that each individual child is fully prepared for their future lives. We intend for PSHE to foster skills, attributes and qualities to ensure our children become adults who are confident, caring, and self-aware, and can make positive contributions to the world in which we live. Our children will learn about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, relationships and how to live in the wider world. It will equip our children with accurate information, positive values and the skills to enjoy healthy, safe and positive relationships, to celebrate their uniqueness and to take responsibility for their health and wellbeing now and in the future.


Subject Vision:

At William Cassidi, our vision for PSHE is to give our children a clear understanding of where they fit into the world and how they contribute to it. This is achieved through engaging and relevant PSHE, which is taught within a whole-school approach. Our lessons have a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. PSHE is mindful, allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration, focus and self-regulation. Children feel safe and confident to voice their ideas and share opinions.


Subject Principles:

Express your opinion – take turns to speak. If someone doesn’t want to share their ideas, they have the right to ‘pass’.

Value everyone’s opinions – everyone’s ideas and opinions are valid and should be respected.

Listen to others – it is important to make everyone feel valued by listening to them.

Value privacy – we respect our peers’ confidentiality.

Always use kind and positive words!

Embrace differences and encourage individuality!


Early Years


 In Nursery and Reception, our curriculum is based on the EYFS framework document and 'Development Matters’. It is taught through topics, which are adapted and developed to suit children’s interests. For Nursery children, we have identified key skills in each area for us to focus on, whilst in Reception we have identified skills to teach and develop during each half-term to progress towards meeting the Early Learning Goals.

PSHE aligns most closely with the EYFS area of:

Personal, social and emotional development 

We use the scheme Jigsaw to teach our PSHE lessons.