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PSHE (Personal, Social & Health Education)

At Ashton Gate, we want all pupils to become healthy, confident, independent and responsible members of society. Through our PSHE curriculum, we encourage our children to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider cultural community; in so doing we help to develop their sense of self-worth. We teach them how society is organised and governed and about equality, rights and responsibilities so they learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse society. We aim for children to acquire the skills, knowledge and understanding, and attitudes and values, which are necessary to make sense of their life experiences and help them to feel confident and informed individuals now and in the future.

Ashton Gate PSHE Curriculum Overview

PSHE at Ashton Gate


At Ashton Gate Primary School we will always hold the health, wellbeing and personal development of the children in our care amongst our highest priorities. It is a priority that arises out of the responsibility we bear for our pupils as whole and rounded individuals, and out of a recognition that physical and emotional health, forms the essential foundation for successful learning. 


The PSHE Education curriculum that we are following, offers an integrated approach to the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning together with the broader aspects of the PSHE curriculum.  This provides a model for consistent, progressive and comprehensive coverage of pupils’ entitlement in this area of learning.


The main themes of teaching are:

'A time for change' (rules, respect, similarities and differences),

'Managing Myself' (Consequences of actions, anti-bullying off and online),

'Making Sense of the World Around us' (money, charity, global issues),

'The Power of Choice' (Healthy mind, healthy body),

'Relationship and Sex Education',

'Staying Safe' (keeping myself safe on and offline).

For associated documents and policies which refer to aspects of the PSHE curriculum and the well-being of children, please visit the separate Policies page.