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PSHE and RSE at London Fields

We believe that Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) and Relationship and Sex education (RSE) helps to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to make informed choices, lead confident, healthy, independent lives, in order to become active and responsible citizens.  Through PSHE and RSE, we aim to give children the tools to make sense of their personal experiences, to understand and manage their feelings and to successfully navigate the world that they are growing up in.

Under the new statutory guidance issued by the DfE, Relationships and Health Education is now compulsory. The aim of Health Education is to give pupils the information that they need to make good decisions about their physical and mental health and wellbeing. The focus of Relationship Education is about teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships, with family members, other children and adults. 

We believe that to be effective, Relationship and Sex education (RSE) should always be taught within a broader Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) education programme.  PSHE and RSE enhances and is enhanced by learning related to topics including: keeping physical and mentally healthy; respectful and healthy relationships; emotional and mental wellbeing; and the development of skills and attributes such as communication skills, risk management and decision making. Lessons will be evidence based, age and culturally appropriate, based in the law and sensitive to the needs of pupils

How is PSHE and RSE taught across Key Stages?

Early Years

In Early Years PSED (Personal, social and emotional development) is split into three areas: 

  • making relationships
  • self-confidence and self-awareness 
  • managing feelings and behaviour


The school fosters and develops relationships between home, school and local community. Children are encouraged to learn to work, share, take turns and co-operate with others. They are encouraged to be independent and make choices for themselves. They are also encouraged to be sensitive to the needs of others and to respect other cultures and beliefs. Children are enabled to become confident and develop a positive self-image.


KS1 and KS2

The 'Big Ideas' that underpin our curriculum are:

  • Living in the Wider World
  • Being Healthy
  • Understanding Relationships


Learning knowledge in each of the ‘Big Ideas’ categories allows pupils to express and demonstrate their understanding of the Big Idea. These ‘Big Ideas’ are returned to over and over again so pupils gradually build an understanding of them. 



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PSHE and RSE  is also promoted in the wider curriculum. Children take part in Philosophy for Children lessons in which they are exposed to and learn about the big philosophical questions that govern our lives.  (Philosophy for Children, or P4C, aims to develop children’s cognitive, social and emotional development. It was founded by Professor Matthew Lipman over 30 years ago.)  It introduces children to the ideas of the great philosophers, and allows them to develop their own philosophical questions and discussions. They are given the opportunity to explore social and moral issues and form their own opinions and beliefs, developing their sense of social and moral responsibility.  They reflect on their personal experiences and learn about the importance of citizenship and our rights and responsibilities as British and global citizens. Along with P4C, PSHE and RSE is promoted during assemblies, Work Week and Science.. 



Below is a copy of our  policy.