Personal, Social, Health, and Economic Education

PSHE education is a planned, developmental programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHE education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

PSHE education equips pupils with the knowledge, understanding, skills and strategies required to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives.  It encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices, and in achieving economic wellbeing. A critical component of PSHE education is providing opportunities for children and young people to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes, and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future.

PSHE education contributes to personal development by helping pupils to build their confidence, resilience, and self-esteem, to identify and manage risk, and make informed choices and understand what influences their decisions. It enables them to recognise, accept and shape their identities, to understand and accommodate difference and change, to manage emotions and to communicate constructively in a variety of settings.  Developing an understanding of themselves, of empathy, and the ability to work with others will help pupils to form and maintain good relationships, develop the essential skills for future employability and better enjoy and manage their lives.

Promoting British Values - In 2011, the government defined British Values as democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.  At Springfield House School we promote these values through our own school values, curriculum and activities.


PSHE Policy

PSHE Curriculum Overview

Sex and Relationships (SRE) Policy


Core Theme 1- Health and Wellbeing

  1. What is meant by a healthy lifestyle.
  2. How to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing.
  3. How to manage risks to physical and emotional health and wellbeing.
  4. Ways of keeping physically and emotionally safe.
  5. Managing change, including puberty, transition and loss.
  6. How to make informed choices about health and wellbeing and to recognise sources of help with this.
  7. How to respond in an emergency.
  8. To identify different influences on health and wellbeing.


Core Theme 2- Relationships

  1. How to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships, within a range of social/cultural contexts
  2. How to recognise and manage emotions within a range of relationships
  3. How to recognise risky or negative relationships including all forms of bullying and abuse
  4. How to respond to risky or negative relationships and ask for help
  5. How to respect equality and diversity in relationships.


Core theme 3- Living in the wider world – Economic wellbeing and being a responsible citizen

  1. Respect for self and others and the importance of responsible behaviours and actions.
  2. Rights and responsibilities as members of families, other groups and ultimately as citizens.
  3. Different groups and communities.
  4. To respect equality and to be a productive member of a diverse community.
  5. The importance of respecting and protecting the environment.
  6. Where money comes from, keeping it safe and the importance of managing it effectively.
  7. How money plays an important part in people’s lives.
  8. A basic understanding of enterprise.
  9. Where money comes from, keeping it safe and the importance of managing it effectively.
  10. How money plays an important part in people’s lives.
  11. A basic understanding of enterprise.


Active Citizenship

At Springfield House children are encouraged to become active citizens within the school community by contributing in a variety of ways including:

  • The School Council
  • Green Ninjas (Eco Schools)
  • Circle Time and class discussions
  • Assemblies
  • Involvement in raising funds for different charities.
  • The Fiver Challenge