What does PHSE look like at Highweek?

Our Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education Curriculum

At Highweek the intention of the what we teach in the classroom is to help our pupils foster lifelong aspirations, goals and values. 

With this in mind, PSHE education isn’t just another school subject. It’s a chance to give every child and young person an equal opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge they need to thrive now and in the future.

This includes helping them to deal with critical issues they face every day such as friendships, emotional wellbeing and change.  This provides them with a solid foundation for whatever challenging opportunities lie ahead, so they can face a world full of uncertainty with hope. From making informed decisions about alcohol to succeeding in their first job, PSHE education helps pupils prepare for all the opportunities, challenges, life decisions and responsibilities they'll face.

This in turn achieves a 'virtuous circle', whereby pupils with better health and wellbeing can achieve better academically, and enjoy greater success.

We teach personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education in a sequenced, spiral programme that builds on prior learning as pupils progress through school. We follow a themed approach of Relationships, Living in the wider world and Health and well-being. PSHE is taught once a week and we follow the PSHE Association programme of study and long-term planning – Links to these can be found on our PSHE page.

Within PSHE we have a statutory requirement to teach the majority of the subject. This statutory content – often referred to as RSHE – includes Relationships Education (KS1-2), Relationships and Sex Education (KS3-4) and Health Education from key stages 1 to 4. This is Taught following the Christopher Winter Programme – Please see the RSHE page of our website for further information.


All children in our school will receive a PSHE Education that prepares them for life today, and tomorrow. Every child will have an education that prepares them for life's opportunities and challenges through a range of experiences and conversations. Children will be confident to use their knowledge and skills to support and guide them into the future.

Programme of study link

PSHE Overview