Post: Bretton Lane, West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LB

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West Bretton Junior and Infant School

Giving Our Children A Sense Of Direction for More Than 200 Years



Our intent

What is PSHE ed and why do we need teach it?

As part of your child's educational experience at West Bretton Junior & Infant School, we aim to promote personal development and well-being through a comprehensive programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education. This gives children and young people the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive and fulfilled lives, both now and in the future.



Our implementation

How do we teach it?

In our school, we have adapted our scheme of work using the PSHE association materials. Children will cover PSHE through three main topics: Relationships, Health and Wellbeing, and Living in the Wider World. These topics have been carefully planned into a two-year cycle enabling children to recap and revisit areas throughout their time at West Bretton. In addition to discreet PSHE lessons, some of the content will be taught through other subjects such as Science, Computing and RE. It is also taught in specific themed weeks and days such as Anti-Bullying week, Safer Internet week, work related to Investors in Pupils, and in assemblies and circle time.


Our intent

What is RSHE and why do we teach it?

From the summer term of 2021, it is a statutory requirement that all primary schools deliver a Relationships and Health education (RHE), with many schools teaching a Relationships, Sex and Health education (RSHE). The decision to teach the latter is made in consultation with the whole school community.

The Department for Education brought in the new curriculum in September 2020. They have set the expectations of what children should know by the end of Primary school, however schools are able to deliver this content in a way that is pertinent to their own pupils. By teaching RHE/RSHE at West Bretton, we nurture our children’s development to become compassionate and well-rounded individuals and give our children and young people the information, skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships as well as helping them take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing.

Our implementation

How do we teach it?

At West Bretton, we will teach RSHE as part of our PSHE ed lessons. Often, like PSHE, it will be integrated into other subjects such as Computing, Science and RE as well as themed weeks and days. The new RSHE guidance doesn’t cover everything needed for a comprehensive PSHE ed curriculum as vital elements such as the rights of the child, caring for the environment, economic education, and parts of British Values and SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural education) are not included, therefore our RSHE lessons will be taught alongside this. 

RSHE curriculum

The new guidance focuses on healthy relationships and keeping children safe in the modern world. It also covers a wide range of topics relating to physical and mental health, wellbeing, safeguarding and healthy relationships. Learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up will give children and young people the information, skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships and help them take responsibility for their own wellbeing.

There is a summary of what children need to have covered in Relationships and Health Education by the end of primary school on pages 20 and 32.

Our resources come from the PSHE Association and we use the Question based model to carefully and sequentially plan our curriculum. 

We offer a broad range of books to support the teaching of RSHE topics in school. Please ask your class teacher if you would like to borrow any of these resources.


Primary Programme Builder - Questions-based model

This PowerPoint was shared with our families in September 2023 around the teaching of RSHE at West Bretton