Personal, Social & Health Education

Personal, social & health education


PSHE helps our children develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves safe, healthy and prepared for life and work. This includes an emphasis on teamwork, and mindfulness. Children will develop an awareness of their thoughts and feelings and begin to learn strategies to deal with these emotions as they grow up. PSHE helps the children develop an understanding of differences and what healthy relationships might look like.

Within our PSHE curriculum, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is taught explicitly (see RSE policy). 


Key Stage One and Two have timetabled PSHE lessons. They are following a two-year rolling programme.

PSHE Topic Overview:


Health and Wellbeing 

Living in the Wider World

Mental Health

(Foundation Stage also cover these themes as part of the EYFS curriculum)

Each PSHE lesson has a mindfulness input, where children will concentrate on their breathing and learn calming techniques. Children have emotional check-ins every morning and afternoon, using the zones of regulation, where they will have the opportunity to discuss their feelings. Help is available for those children who require support. Teachers use ‘Thrive’ to support children in their classroom as well as in intervention groups when necessary. 

The Thrive Approach is a holistic approach to support children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. It is based on neuroscience, attachment theory and child development. It helps adults to develop the relationships that help children and young people flourish and learn. It also helps to identify and support children who are experiencing emotional, social or behavioural difficulties and to develop resilience. 

Edgar Sewter also takes part in The Blurt Foundation Education Programme. The Blurt Foundation aims to increase awareness and understanding of depression. The education programme supports schools to teach our children about mental health and encourages students to share their learning with their peers. One module is taught at the start of every half term.

 The topics that are covered are:

1. Mental Health, Emotions and Feelings

2. Self-Care and Boundaries

3. Kindness

4. Identity

5. Resilience and Problem Solving

6. Transitions and Project

In school, children will be clear about who to talk to if they need help. This will be discussed during class teaching and in assemblies linked to PSHE; such as Anti-bullying week. 

British Values are discussed during assemblies and in classrooms. Displays and posters are around the school.


PSHE will help children to develop the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to manage life’s challenges and make the most of life’s opportunities. It will support children to raise their aspirations and help tackle barriers to their learning. Children will have strategies to deal with their emotions and know how to keep themselves safe, fit, and healthy. This holistic approach aims of ensure that we have happy and healthy children in our school.

Resources/schemes used: Blurt Foundation/Twinkl/Zones of Regulation.

PSHE Topic Overview:


Health and Wellbeing 

Living in the Wider World

Mental Health

2024-02-14 PSHE.pdf