P.S.H.E Subject Leads: Diane Zerillo and Lucy Alker

At Woodland we believe the teaching of PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic development) helps pupils develop the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.

These skills and attributes support pupils to stay healthy, safe and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. PSHE education allows children to achieve their potential by supporting their physical and mental well-being and tackling issues that can affect their ability to learn, such as anxiety and unhealthy relationships.

Within Woodland school we focus on teaching the characteristics of good physical health and mental well-being. and the benefits to mental well-being of physical exercise and time spent outdoors. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community, therefore enabling them to become healthy, independent, and responsible members of a society.

The PSHE programme of study which is now compulsory aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, team-working and critical thinking in the context of three core themes: health and well-being, relationships and living in the wider world (including economic well-being and aspects of careers education and citizenship).


P.S.H.E. Curriculum Overview