At Bradshaw Primary School, Personal Development is a priority for us, with each subject being underpinned by it. We teach a full PSHE from Pre-school to Year 6. It covers all aspects of the children’s social, personal, emotional and health education.

Throughout their time at Bradshaw Primary, children are constantly given opportunities to develop resilience, self- motivation, cooperation with others and their own aspirations, tools that will enable them to leave our school ready for their next stage of education.

Our curriculum is adaptable and inclusive and the curriculum is progressive across the years with each theme being broken down into small, sequenced chunks.

Our PSHE education, including statutory Relationships and Health education, and non-statutory sex education, as recommended by the DfE, provides a framework though which key skills, attributes and knowledge can be developed and applied. This promotes positive behaviour, good mental health and wellbeing, resilience and achievement, helping children to stay safe online, develop healthy and safe relationships, making sense of media messages, challenging extreme views and having the skills and attributes to negotiate and assert themselves now and in the future.


A typical PSHE lesson follows the following format: a review of the previous lessons learning; an introduction to new vocabulary; opportunities to discuss and debate questions and a chance to reflect on these.


The school’s PSHE provision supports the school’s aims of developing confident citizens and successful learners who are creative, resourceful and able to identify and solve problems. The social and emotional development of pupils is embedded throughout the entire school’s curriculum and culture. The school has a powerful combination of a planned thematic PSHE program, built around a spiral curriculum of recurring themes, designed to:

  1. Give pupils the knowledge and develop the self-esteem, confidence and self-awareness to make informed choices and decisions;
  2. Encourage and support the development of social skills and social awareness;
  3. Enable pupils to make sense of their own personal and social experiences;
  4. Promote responsible attitudes towards the maintenance of good physical and mental health, supported by a safe and healthy lifestyle;
  5. Enable effective interpersonal relationships and develop a caring attitude towards others;
  6. Encourage a caring attitude towards and responsibility for the environment;
  7. Help our pupils understand and manage their feelings, build resilience and be independent, curious problem solvers;
  8. Understand how society works and the laws, rights and responsibilities involved.

We know there is a proven link between pupils' health and wellbeing, and their academic progress. Crucial skills and positive attitudes developed through comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic education are critical to ensuring children are effective learners.


Learning is assessed throughout lessons to inform planning for subsequent lessons and units of work. Regular assessment ensures pupils build on their knowledge, understanding and key skills. Teachers will assess pupils’ misconceptions and successes resulting in effective feedback and good progress. Verbal feedback will be given throughout each lesson to provide pupils with the acknowledgment of achievement or any next steps they need to take.   


At Bradshaw, we believe that PSHE is an opportunity for debate and discussion. The subject that enables all pupils to access learning in a range of ways. Our curriculum is designed to break down concepts into small, manageable steps that are adapted to meet all needs. We have identified key stepping stones throughout the themes to ensure that pupils can achieve and make accelerated progress throughout their journey at Bradshaw.

SEND Provision Map PSHE Policy Curriculum Overview