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St Mary's
Church of England Primary School

A learning community dedicated to building
respectful and responsible citizens and empowering all learners.


More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.” Charlie Chaplin


PSHE is 'learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.'  (PSHE Association)


What is PSHE?

Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a planned programme of learning opportunities and experiences that help children and young people grow and develop as individuals and as members of families in their communities. 


Why is PSHE education provision important to schools?​

PSHE education makes a major contribution to schools’ statutory responsibilities to:

  • promote children and young people’s wellbeing
  • achieve the whole curriculum aims
  • promote community cohesion

Why is PSHE education important to children and young people?

PSHE education equips children and young people with knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive, fulfilled, capable and responsible lives.