Great Wood School

"Aim high... and make a difference"

Beaufort Road, Morecambe, LA4 6UB
01524 416971


Personal, Social, Health, Economic, Citizenship Education (PSHEC)

PSHEC is an important and necessary part of all children’s education. The benefits are numerous as PSHEC 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 PSHEC education is to provide pupils with:

PSHE contributes to personal development by helping children to build their personal identities, confidence and self-esteem, begin to think 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 at both Key Stage 1 and 2. More information about the specific learning objectives can be found in our PSHE curriculum.

PSHEC 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

  1. what is meant by a healthy lifestyle
  2. how to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing
  3. how to manage risks to physical and emotional health and wellbeing
  4. ways of keeping physically and emotionally safe
  5. about managing change, including puberty, transition and loss
  6. how to make informed choices about health and wellbeing and to recognise sources of help with this
  7. how to respond in an emergency
  8. to identify different influences on health and wellbeing


Living in the wider world

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