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Trefonen CE Primary School

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PSHE - Personal, Social & Health Education

RSHE - Relationships, Sex & Health Education

RSE - Relationships and Sex Education



At Trefonen CE Primary School, we teach Personal, Social, Health Education as a whole-school approach. We recognise that children are growing up in an increasingly complex world in which they are living their lives both on and offline, and that while this presents many positive and exciting opportunities, it also presents challenges and risks. In this environment, we recognise that our children need to know how to keep themselves safe and healthy, as well as how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way. Our ultimate aim is to help our children to become successful and happy adults who make a meaningful contribution to society. We value the opportunity that the PSHE/RSHE curriculum offers to support children’s development as human beings, to enable them to understand and respect who they are, to empower them with a voice and to equip them for life and learning. 


Through our curriculum we want to help children to: 


  • form strong and positive relationships with others, including forming a strong understanding of the features of relationships that are likely to lead to happiness and security and an ability to recognise less positive relationships when they encounter them. 

  • develop a strong sense of self-respect and self-worth  

  • develop resilience to help them to manage challenges and bounce-back if things go wrong  

  • know how to keep themselves and others safe, both on and offline 

  • recognise abuse (emotional, physical and sexual abuse) including knowing how to report concerns and seek support when they know or feel that something is wrong 

  • develop a strong understanding and appreciation of justice (e.g. honesty, integrity, courage, humility, kindness, generosity, trustworthiness). 

  • develop an understanding and appreciation of courageous advocacy 

  • know about positive emotional and mental wellbeing, including how friendships can support mental wellbeing. 

  • ensure that both boys and girls are prepared for the changes that adolescence brings 

  • know how a baby is conceived and born (including drawing on knowledge of the human life cycle set out in the national curriculum for science)