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Personal, Social, Health, & Economic Education

Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education at Alwoodley Primary School 

Intent, Implementation and Impact

Our vision is that children will be able to take risks in their learning but know how to stay safe at home and in the community.


PSHE is challenging, motivating, practical and interactive. In our diverse society, children need to develop an understanding of themselves, others and their community and how we can work together in harmony. They also need to know how to maintain healthy lifestyles and relationships with others. PSHE plays an integral role in children exploring these things and helps to prepare them for the community that they live in now and in the future.



 At Alwoodley Primary School, our wider intent is to make learning meaningful and memorable. For PSHE, there is a whole school approach throughout the curriculum and the life of the school and its community. Our school is committed to promoting the health and well-being of pupils, and of the whole school community, and fully recognise the important relationship between well-being and learning. We provide the children with a curriculum that is broadly based, balanced and meets the needs of all pupils. Through PSHE, and the wider curriculum, our aim is to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and work to prepare pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. PSHE education is extremely important to us and is at the heart of our school ethos and is embedded throughout all areas of the wider curriculum.




At Alwoodley Primary School, our PSHE curriculum follows the You, Me and PSHE scheme and Mindmate lessons. For our Relationships and Sex Education we follow the Statutory guidance through the Ealing Primary scheme of work.  As PSHE is at the heart of our school ethos, it is embedded throughout all the areas of the wider curriculum and we provide the children with an enriching array of opportunities.



We use a range of strategies to assess what skills and knowledge the children have attained each term including the following:

  • Book looks

  • Pupil Voice

  • Pre and post assessment

  • Regular feedback each lesson

  • A well maintained benchmarking folder



Long Term Plan 2021-22-see how our intent is implemented across school.

Sex and Relationship Education

Sex and Relationship Education Curriculum Overview


Click on the video to find out more information about RSE at Alwoodley Primary School.


In 2021, we consulted with the parents regarding the curriculum and policy. Please click on the link which will take you to the correct page to find out more information.




Summer 1

Year 6 have been exploring the benefits of a multicultural society, contemplating the causes and effects of migration and understanding what makes a home along with the difficulties of being homeless.

Year 5 have been exploring positive relationships and consent. They have used role play to practise articulating boundaries respectful but assertively.

Year 3 have been learning to identify what bullying is, to recognise it if they see or experience it and have come up with some top tips on how to respond to it.

Year 1 have been learning about positive relationships and what it means to trust someone.

Spring 2

Year 5 have been exploring positive strategies to deal with the physical and emotional changes that they will experience during puberty.

Year 4 have been using role play to practise demonstrating respect for the views of others and considering social, moral and cultural reasons for people's differing choices.

Year 3 have been learning about different strategies to stay healthy.

Year 1 have been reading The Rainbow Fish and using it to explore character development as well as different ways to show people that you care about them.

Spring 1


Year 3 have been exploring the importance of and characteristics of healthy relationships.

Year 4 have been comparing verbal and non-verbal communication as part of their work on healthy relationships.

Year 5 have been learning about the risks related to drugs and alcohol and have used role play to practise dealing with peer pressure.

Year 6 have been exploring the changes that boys and girls experience during puberty, conception and the stages of pregnancy.

Autumn 2

Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Education

Yr 4 pupils have been learning about the risks of drinking alcohol

Yr 2 learning about medicines and how to keep themselves safe around medicines

Autumn 1

Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being

Yr 6

Yr 5

Friendships in Year 2. They have been learning about the importance of special people in their lives and how to make friends. They have also been thinking about how to solve problems which might arise in their friendships. The children really enjoyed role playing different scenarios and working together to solve them.

Year 4-Identity, Society and Equality

Yr 4 have been learning about how Britain is a democratic society and how laws are made


If you have any questions regarding the curriculum we teach please contact the school directly.