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PSHE (Personal, Social Health Education including Relations Education)

At Higham-on-the-Hill Church of England Primary School, Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) is regarded as being paramount in our children’s development.

We undertake to follow the principles in the Church of England Charter for faith sensitive and inclusive relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education (RSHE).


The promotion of pupils’ personal development (which includes their social development) is a fundamental aspect of education and underpins all other learning. Through our curriculum, our school environment and our school ethos, we promote pupils’ self-esteem and emotional well-being and help them to form and maintain worthwhile and satisfying relationships, based on respect for themselves and for others, at home, at school, at work and in the community.

In Foundation Stage and Key Stage One, children learn about keeping safe and healthy; relationships; being responsible; feelings and emotions; computer safety; our world and hazards.

In Key Stage Two, children learn about keeping safe and healthy; growing and changing; being responsible; feelings and emotions; computer safety; the working world and a wold without judgement.


At Higham-on-the-Hill, safeguarding all of our pupils is of paramount importance. We believe that our children should be provided with age-appropriate information as they progress through the school so that they have the necessary information that will support them to make sensible choices throughout their lives.


Through our SRE (Sex and Relationships education) lessons, we aim to provide them with knowledge to support their learning in emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, relationships, sex, human sexuality and sexual health. Some of this essential knowledge is taught through science and some through PSHE (personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE).


We use resources from ‘The Christopher Winter Project as this enables us to provide accurate information about the body, reproduction, sex and sexual health. It also gives children and young people essential skills for building positive, enjoyable, respectful and non-exploitative relationships and staying safe both on and offline. These resources have been commended by PSHE Association and fully support the Science National Curriculum.

Relationships Education

Due to the unusual circumstances in the 2020/2021 academic year, all children will be accessing the learning from the previous year as well as their own year group this year.

For example, if your child is in year 2, they will complete the (missed) year 1 work around relationships and then go on to study their own year group as well. 

Next year, children will be only taught their own year groups objectives.

If you have any concerns, or would like to see the materials that are used to teach, please contact your child's teacher in the first instance.