Great Wood School

"Aim high... and make a difference"

Beaufort Road, Morecambe, LA4 6UB
01524 416971


Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)

PSHE is an important and necessary part of all children’s education. The benefits are numerous as PSHE prepares them to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up 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, real-life situations while helping them to feel safe and secure enough to fulfil their academic potential.

The overarching aim for our PSHE education is to provide pupils with:

PSHE contributes to personal development by helping children to build their personal identities, resilience, confidence and self-esteem and encourages every child to think about career choices and understand what influences their decisions, including financial ones. Developing self-understanding, empathy and the ability to work with others will help our children to enjoy healthy and productive relationships in all aspects of their lives.

At Great Wood, PSHE is part of a whole school approach. Our planned programme of learning makes many links to other curriculum areas and our twenty-two Values are mapped throughout. The Programmes of Study below set out the key areas which are taught in EYFS, Key Stage 1 and 2. More information about the specific learning objectives can be found on the whole school overview of learning.

PSHE at Great Wood ensures that Medicines and Drugs Education, Financial Education and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is taught in a sensitive and age appropriate way.

Health and Wellbeing


Living in the wider world

PSHE Whole School Overview

The overview contains the key learning for each aspect of PSHE and outlines key vocabulary to be taught in each key stage. Further detailed plans, with crucial key knowledge, big questions and appropriate suggested activities have been developed for teachers to implement.

The PSHE Curriculum at Great Wood Primary School

Parent help document – Building Resilience

To find out more, go to Curriculum > Yearly Overviews.