PSHE & Relationships Education
Personal, Social, Health, Emotional (PSHE) is a vital curriculum subject which equips children with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills needed to live safe and healthy lives.
- Supports pupils to be physically and mentally healthy, encouraging individual responsibility for personal health
- Contributes to the safety of children online, outdoors and understanding the importance of personal boundaries
- Supports pupils to understand similarities and differences between themselves and others
- Promotes independence and responsibility, preparing children and young people to become active citizens of the future
In 2019, the Department for Education (DfE) published new guidance about changes to the PSHE curriculum, which schools must implement and comply with. The Health Education and Relationships Education aspects of PSHE are now statutory in all primary schools. This covers broad areas of particular relevance and concern to children and young people in today’s modern world. It ensures that every child is guaranteed a PSHE education that covers mental health and wellbeing, physical health (including healthy lifestyles and first aid) and safe, healthy relationships.
Following our consultation process, we listened to feedback from parents/carers, students, staff and Trustees and updated our Relationships Education policy to take into account the new statutory changes.
Please see below for the key documents.
Relationships Education Statutory Guidance
Connect Curriculum Overview
Connect Vocabulary Progression
Connect DfE Outcomes Mapping Document
Connect Lesson Plan Directory
Connect DNA-V Research Base
In KS2, Connect PSHE is supplemented by Pol-Ed. This supports our children in identifying safeguarding risks specific to our local area.
What is Pol-ed?
Pol-Ed is a West Yorkshire Police education programme, written by teachers for teachers in schools across West Yorkshire. Its purpose is to keep children safe by developing their understanding of risks, consequences and the law and to develop their resilience and ability to help and support each other.
All of the resources focus on the West Yorkshire Police priorities and are linked to the DfE statutory guidance and PSHE Association Programme of Study.