North Bradley

CE Primary School

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PSHEE stands for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education and forms the backbone of our teaching here at North Bradley, where we believe that:


“Education is not concerned only with equipping students with the knowledge and skills they need to earn a living.  It must help our young people to use leisure time creatively; have respect for other people, other cultures and other beliefs; become good citizens; think things out for themselves; pursue a healthy lifestyle and, not least, value themselves and their achievements”.   (Sir Ron Dearing 1993)


Our aim is to be a health promoting school through:


  • ensuring a caring, stimulating, clean, safe and healthy environment;
  • raising self-esteem through positive reinforcement of good behaviour, celebrating achievement, developing awareness of their own learning through the “4Rs” and valuing what children say and do;
  • raising awareness of behaviour and encouraging self-awareness with respect to personal attitudes and feelings and to understand and respect others;
  • developing an awareness of moral, cultural, economic and ethical dimensions;
  • developing personal skills in assertiveness, communication and relationships;
  • improving personal knowledge of e.g. the body and how it works, healthy eating, exercise, and the effects of helpful and harmful substances;
  • providing children with opportunities to make good choices based on their understanding of the issues involved;
  • reaching out to and involving families and the wider community.


PSHEE is taught within the teaching of all subjects as well as a discrete subject.  Using SCARF as a starting point, areas covered include:


  • Relationship and Sex Education, linked to RE and science (See RSE Policy for more details)
  • Drugs education which is supported by a visit from the Life Bus;
  • Friendships, supporting Anti – Bullying Week and including how we are all different and special;
  • Healthy living, eating, and mental well being linked to science and DT;
  • Work and economic responsibility;
  • Social and emotional literacy, using SEAL resources;
  • Safety, working alongside Wiltshire Road Safety Services ;
  • Global citizenship.


PSHEE is also present outside the curriculum, in the everyday ethos of the school.   For example:


  • ‘Helping Hands’                                               
  • School Council                                                 
  • Assemblies                                                      
  • School Clubs  which have included First Aid, Cooking and Gardening 
  • Supporting charities
  • Year Six monitors
  • Eco- Council
  • Trowbridge Youth Parliament                                      
  • ‘Huff and Puff’