Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE)

Teaching Personal, Social, Health and Economics at Over Hall Community School

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PSHE lead: Mrs Ackerley

Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. It helps children and young people to stay healthy and safe, while preparing them to make the most of life and work. At Over Hall threads through all aspects of school life preparing our children both within and beyond the school gates.


At Over Hall Community School we believe that a strong PSHE education is important to help our pupils develop into well-rounded members of society, who can make a positive contribution to their community. Our PSHE curriculum is strongly tied to our RSE, relationships, health education and pastoral care programme.

At Over Hall our aim is that children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, now and in the future


The PSHE curriculum will be taught within the themes:




PSHE will be taught using the 1Decision scheme of work which is based on National Curriculum expectations and covers all the statutory content required to successfully deliver Health and Relationships Education.

1Decision support the delivery of the curriculum through appropriate and progressive activities, covering the following topics:

  • Families and people who care for me
  • Caring friendships
  • Respectful relationships
  • Online relationships
  • Being safe
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Internet safety and harms
  • Physical health and fitness
  • Healthy eating
  • Drugs, alcohol and tobacco
  • Health and prevention
  • Basic first aid
  • Changing adolescent body
  • Economic wellbeing and being a responsible citizen

Alongside 1Decision, PSHE curriculum content is delivered through a wider personal development plan that includes theme days/weeks, visits from external agencies e.g. Police, NSPCC, and other assemblies.

At Over Hall, the No Outsiders programme enhances our PSHE offer, using specific texts and images that develop children's knowledge and understanding of equality and diversity within the world they live in.

We also recognise as part of our preparing children for life beyond school, the need to raise their awareness and aspirations about future careers and career pathways, this is done through the Aspirations programme.

British Values and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) topics will also be covered as part of PSHE.

Sex and Relationship Education

At Over Hall we chose to teach SRE. The aim of SRE is to provide children with age appropriate information, explore attitudes and values and develop skills in order to empower them to make positive decisions about their health related behaviour.  

We deliver Sex Education as part of our delivery of Health and Relationships Education as part of our PSHE programme. 

At Over Hall, all children are taught about growing up and relationships through our PHSE programme 1Decision.

Parents are informed via letter of the forthcoming lessons in Year 5 & 6 that cover non-statutory content on Puberty and Conception so that they are aware of what their children will be learning. 

The content is age appropriate and all content is delivered with sensitivity and understanding.

Leadership - as a result of effective leadership staff receive training and support ensuring they have the knowledge, expertise and skills to effectively implement PSHE within their cohort. Visits and specialists within the subject are hugely influential in the delivery of the curriculum.

Equal opportunities – All children are given sufficient time to access the PSHE curriculum.

Planning - The long-term plan is designed to enable children to build upon their knowledge and skills whilst encompassing effective understanding of PSHE study. Building awareness and opportunities through the exploration of a variety of activities and experiences and learning opportunities and chance to discuss the topics covered and how relate to them.

Assessment - The Subject Leader monitors the progress of PSHE through work scrutiny, learning walks, pupil voice, work displayed etc. Next steps for the subject then become evident. 

During lessons, teachers check that the children have learnt the necessary knowledge and have the skills required to complete the key learning tasks – this is demonstrated through discussion, hot marking and via short quizzes at the start or end of lessons. Teachers also use this assessment in a timely manner to identify common misconceptions and feedback which informs planning and adjustments to their teaching.


Through our teaching and learning of PSHE, pupils have a positive view of the subject and are able to enthusiastically communicate their knowledge the important areas that are covered within PSHE. Pupils will feel confident in their ability to accept, value and support others, treat everyone with equality and respect and take this knowledge with them beyond the school gates.


Relationships and Health Education is delivered at Over Hall Community School using the 1Decision programme.

 If you require any further information please see the specific year groups curriculum overview, speak with a class teacher or the PSHE coordinator – Mrs Ackerley.  

*Please see class or key stage pages for learning intentions for each year group.

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