Goosnargh Oliverson's Primary School

Goosnargh Oliverson's Church of England Primary School

Personal, Social & Health Education

The National Curriculum states that:

 'Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. All schools should teach PSHE, drawing on good practice, and this expectation is outlined in the introduction to the proposed new national curriculum.'


At Goosnargh Oliverson’s we believe that a child’s personal, social and emotional well-being is the foundation for a happy, healthy child. We place high importance on these areas as we believe they help a child to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes  needed to thrive as individuals in an ever-changing society. By supporting the children of this school with addressing and valuing their own spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development we believe we are preparing them for life’s opportunities, experiences and responsibilities.


PSHE is taught as part of (interweaved) other subjects but also explicitly from EYFS to Y6. We strive to meet the needs of all learners and aim to provide a creative and varied curriculum content. Learning occurs through the use of workshops, art, drama, presentations, music, debates, social interactions/experiences, considering ‘big questions,’ alongside many other forms of provision.

Y5/6 pupils attend PSHE-focused workshops based around safety, making sensible decisions (e.g. economic, drugs & alcohol) and problem-solving.

The NSPCC are welcomed in to school and provide assemblies and resources to support the whole school teaching of safeguarding, respecting yourself & others and keeping safe.

Different year groups attend various venues, schools etc. that allow them to experience different cultures, and to develop their own sense/understanding of tolerance, respect and difference.

EYFS participate in Road Safety workshops, delivered by the local PCSOs.