Aiming High Learning for Life


Our PSHE teaching provision promotes opportunities to link British values with Social, Moral, Spiritual, Cultural (SMSC) and economic responsibilities. It helps to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens. At Putnoe Primary School, children’s well-being, happiness and safety are our first priority and PSHE is the key vehicle through which we share this with children. 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. We regard PSHE as an important, integral component of the whole curriculum. We aim to enable children to meet the End of Key Stage Statements as set out in the PSHE and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education Guidance 2019.

The subject is taught in isolation the PSHE association, whose scheme we have adapted to suit the needs of our pupils, as well as through all areas of the curriculum. It is underpinned by the school’s Behaviour and Discipline Policy and our Values Education. Circle time is used to practise essential skills and to develop positive attitudes.

During their time at Putnoe Primary School, the children will learn about:

  • Relationships focusing upon family and people; caring friendships; respectful relationships and asking for help
  • Health and wellbeing; safety (including online); physical and mental wellbeing and growing and changing
  • Living in the wider world; belonging to a community; media resilience; digital literacy; money and work

At Putnoe Primary School, we are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe community environment for all of our pupils so that they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere free from discrimination of any kind. We promote this with our Charter of Rights and our anti-bullying ambassador system.