Personal, Social and Health Education

At Battle Hill Primary School, Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education is an embedded part of our broad and balanced curriculum. The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a programme which is accessible to all and will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, understand more and remember more. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.

We do this through:

  • Providing learning opportunities which give pupils access to a wide, rich set of experiences both within and outside the curriculum, covering the core themes of Relationships Education, Physical Health and Wellbeing and Living in the Wider World.
  • Providing meaningful opportunities for pupils to understand how to be responsible, respectful, active citizens who contribute positively to society.
  • Working with other agencies to deliver content, including the police (OEtNS) and St John’s Ambulance (First Aid)
  • Fully integrating statutory guidance outlined in Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education


The PSHE Curriculum at Battle Hill Primary reflects the needs of our pupils. It teaches them to demonstrate and apply the British values of democracy, tolerance, mutual respect, rule of law and liberty. It develops a clear understanding of how to stay safe (including on-line), healthy and enables pupils to form and sustain good relationships. The curriculum nurtures an appreciation of what it means to be a positive member of a diverse, multicultural society, valuing difference.  It gives them the tools to regulate and manage their emotions, while understanding and fostering a strong self-awareness, interlinked with compassion of others. It teaches them their responsibilities in caring for our environment on a local and wider scale, while the children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated and challenged, encouraging them to have a ready willingness and ability to try new things, push themselves and persevere.