Self - PSHE education at Queensway Primary School is focused around the experiences which children have and is accessible and inclusive of all children. The ambitious curriculum is designed to give all children, particularly the most disadvantaged and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) or children with SEMH, the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. 

Others -Through PSHE lessons, children will develop an understanding of risk, knowledge and skills to make safe and informed decisions and develop their sense of self-worth through contributing to both school life and the wider community. To ensure that a balanced and broadly-based curriculum is being taught, all classes will cover Relations Education (RE), Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education (HE) whilst also promoting the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils. Through this deeper understanding, children will be able to become safer, happier and inspired members of a diverse society and responsible global citizens. As part of a whole school approach, PSHE education at Queensway develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

Wider world -We want children at Queensway to be resilient so that they have the confidence to persevere in the face of challenges and opportunities. PSHE prepares children at our school to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face in such rapidly changing and challenging times. It also helps them to connect and apply the knowledge and understanding they learn in all subjects to practical situations while helping them to feel safe and secure enough to fulfil their academic potential.



In Early Years PSHE is evident through the prime areas; Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development and the specific area of learning Understanding the World. Our youngest children are taught through stories, circle time activities and positive interactions modelling friendly and respectful relationships and behaviour.

In Key Stage 1 and 2, we follow Leeds recommended scheme of work ‘You Me PSHE’. This provides a spiral approach designed to allow for previous learning to be built upon in a way that develops key knowledge and skills and also allows this to be embedded to the children’s long-term memory. Work is divided into 7 strands allowing the children to revisit learning at an age-appropriate level. Pre and post assessments are used alongside pupil questionnaires and learning talks to assess children’s needs and ensure that our teaching is relevant to all children. The topics included in the scheme are:

  •  Physical health and wellbeing  
  •  Careers, Financial capability and economic wellbeing  
  •  Mental health and emotional wellbeing
  • Identity, society and equality  
  • Relationship and sex education 
  •  Drug, alcohol and tobacco education  
  •  Keeping safe and managing risk  

You can find more information about what is taught in each year group on the ‘PSHE flow charts, skills and vocabulary’. Our PSHE and RSE policy and guidance also provides detailed information for parents and carers. The delivered curriculum reflects the needs of children in our school, and it equips them with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions.


In all classes children use floor books to record their responses, class discussions, activities, pupil voice, thoughts, ideas. and progress in PSHE sessions. These books move with the children as they go into the next year group so they can look back at their learning and the next teacher can see the starting points. 


In our PSHE lessons we consider how to keep ourselves and others safe, following our safeguarding systems and using Pol-Ed as an additional scheme of work.  We ensure that our children have a good understanding on how to look after themselves, including their own health via teaching about diet, exercise, drugs and alcohol.  We teach Personal Development through Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education which progresses towards puberty and sex education in upper Key Stage 2. 

We celebrate democracy and reinforce this via our voting and election systems in school for positions such as School Council, House Team Captains, Sports Leaders and MindMate Champions. All children form a key part of PSHE in school: acting as student voice and a very important bridge between staff direction and children's feelings, thoughts and ideas. Children in KS2 also take part in the My Health My School survey.

We promote British Values in school; Democracy, The Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect and Tolerance. Each week, key stages come together for Picture News assembly where children are encouraged to think about what’s going on in the world, their impact and what they can do to make the world a better place.

Classes have PSHE timetabled as part of their curriculum learning and we also build it into Social Moral Spiritual and Cultral (SMSC) events, opportunities, days and celebrations, where particular elements are explored further.  These opportunities, like our Christmas Performances, charity events (such as; Red Nose Day, Children in Need and Remembrance Day) all go towards developing awareness of community, national and global issues.

We focus on wellbeing through our MindMate Mornings, held on the first day of each half term. Lessons use the MindMate resources and children are inspired to learn through creative activities which promote positive mental health for children and staff. Children at our school are encouraged to self-regulate their emotions by using the emotional register set up in their classroom. The emotional registers link with the Zones of Regulation and children are supported in building an awareness of their feelings and exploring strategies for regulation, self-care, and wellbeing. All classes have a worry box where the children can share their worries and express their thoughts and feelings.

We have three Wellbeing Warriors at our school. Miss Rodwell (children), Mrs McCarthy (families and our community) and Mr Swanston (staff). Our Wellbeing Warriors meet each half term to promote wellbeing throughout school and also plan for key events such as; Anti-Bullying Week Children’s Mental Health Week, Mental Health Awareness Week and World Teacher Appreciation Day. 



  • Children will develop positive and healthy relationships with their peers both now and in the future.  
  • Children will become healthy, open minded, respectful, socially, and morally responsible active members of society 
  • Children will understand and manage their emotions and show respect for themselves and others
  • Children will appreciate difference and diversity
  • Children will have a positive self esteem
  • Children will have positive self-esteem and body images
  • Children will be able to look after their mental health and well-being
  • Children will understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age-appropriate level.  
  • Children will recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty
  • Children will be on their journey to approach a range of real-life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life

PSHE Curriculum Overview