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At Beamont, we ensure that Personal, Social, Health Education is at the core of our teaching and learning and that it enables our children to become independent, confident, resilient and healthy young people who are learning about themselves and how to make responsible choices in regards to their physical and mental health.  Being a school with above national average percentages of Pupil Premium and English as an Additional Language children, and being situated in an area with high levels of deprivation, we recognise the importance of excellence in PSHE for our children and their families. We aim to equip children will fundamental and essential skills for life and intend for them to leave us well informed about and prepared for life outside school, knowing and valuing who they are and how their uniqueness is something to celebrate, knowing how to tackle and overcome barriers they face in life and with the ability to make responsible decisions as they work towards career and life choices and grow into young adults.


  • Excellence in our teaching of PSHE will have a great impact on academic achievement and progress across the curriculum for all learners, regardless of their background or any additional needs.  Through integrating the explicit teaching of social skills, development of emotional literacy and support for nurturing positive relationships between themselves and others into a fully comprehensive PHSE curriculum, we enable therapeutic support and the development of social and emotional learning.
  • Our teaching of PSHE is delivered through a spiral curriculum in which themes are revisited year on year from EYFS-Y6 at the same point in the academic year.  Each year, the challenge increases, the scope broadens and pupils are required to think more deeply.  The progression of skills and emotional vocabulary is carefully structured in a way that allows for the revisiting of learning before it is built upon.  The position of the units within the year have been outlined in a way that supports the children into and through their current school year.
  • Our whole school approach to teaching PSHE, which offers a nurturing learning environment that encourages all children to reach their full potential, develops our children socially, morally, culturally and spiritually and helps them to gain an understanding of the ever-changing world around them.
  • The structure of both the lessons and units take into account how children learn and the metacognitive processes that children are required to experience in order to retain knowledge and skills.  Each lesson is structured through from EYFS –Y6 in a way that allows for retrieval, mindfulness and learning preparation, direct instruction, independent practice to reinforce new learning and, finally, reflection.
  • As well as the end points of each unit, the children, teachers and leaders are aware of the success criteria of each lesson. These are shared with the children and reflected upon following the delivery and engagement in each lesson.  Teachers are provided with clear descriptors that outline whether a child is working towards, at or above age related expectations.
  • Part of PSHE, at Beamont Primary School, is ‘Relationships Education’ from the statutory RSE framework, taking effect from September 2020.  It is implemented through the ‘Relationships’ and ‘Changing Me’ units of PSHE.  The aim of our ‘Relationships Education’ is to equip children with the information they need to prepare for adult life.  The children will leave Beamont knowing the key building blocks of healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on family and friendships, in all contexts, including online.  They will develop the skills to not only form relationships but to think about relationships with others and recognise when these relationships are positive.  As a school, we recognise that the parents are the prime educators of many of the matters but ensure that, as educators, we reinforce and support this learning.
  • Not solely due the pandemic and the significant impact that is has had on children’s mental health and wellbeing (and by extension social, emotional and PSHE learning), but more so this year, we encourage our teachers to use their knowledge of the children and their needs to make adaptations and revisit previous learning in order to address gaps and areas for development.  Whilst we know the delivery and engagement with PSHE learning remains strong throughout periods of remote learning, we acknowledge the effects that such experiences have on our children and their impact to PSHE outcomes.

Teaching of PSHE at Beamont Primary School

  • We deliver 6 units of work in our PSHE lessons that encompass both PSHE and RSE.  These half termly units are delivered during weekly whole class lessons.  The units are carefully sequenced to ensure knowledge and skill progression – maximising learning and development. 
    • Being Me in My World
    • Celebrating Difference
    • Dreams and Goals
    • Healthy Me
    • Relationships
    • Changing Me
  • These units have links with safeguarding, British values, personal and school values, rights and responsibilities, SUMO and Growth Mindset.
  • Units of learning are sequenced in a way that ensures that they are covered simultaneously across the year groups. Each year begins with a ‘Being me in my world’ unit and ends with a ‘Changing me’ unit.
  • Lessons are also sequenced:
    • Connect us
    • Calm me
    • Open my mind
    • Tell me/Show me
    • Let me Learn
    • Help me reflect
    • Closure
  • The delivery of our PSHE curriculum is supported by linked assemblies and songs, class characters, end of unit and social and emotional themed reading spine.  Each child has a PSHE journal where learning is evidenced and can be reflected on.  Each class room has a ‘We Belong’ board which addresses relevant and common themes within the class and school.
  • Our children are encouraged to use and apply the skills they learn in PSHE to their everyday life and to make links to other areas of learning.
  • Our PSHE curriculum deals with the diverse beliefs, values and attitudes that individuals and societies hold.  It helps our children to understand themselves and their community and to learn how to communicate their feelings and thoughts appropriately.
  • We use Picture News to expose children to current affairs, discover their interests and bring the world closer to their everyday lives.
  • The broad coverage of subjects, issues and events inspire, motivate and engage our children and it gives us opportunities to gain knowledge of their interests and subjects that they are passionate about. Whilst sharing Picture News materials, our children are given opportunities to demonstrate respect and tolerance.

Exposure teaches:

  • If they want to make a difference, they have to have the confidence to speak out.
  • They must develop resilience. If at first, they do not succeed, develop ideas further, do not give up!
  • A range of current issues including political, religious, cultural, environmental, social, moral, spiritual.
  • About British Values, making them relevant and meaningful and develops links between personal, school and community values.


Links to EYFS Framework





Medium Term Plans

Please note this is version 1 October 2021

Year One

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