Chorlton C of E Primary School

“An Adventure for the Mind, and a Home for the Heart”

“UN Rights of a Child Article 2: A child has rights, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language or abilities. Whatever they think or say, whatever their family background.”

Finish for Easter at 2pm Wednesday March 31st


Position Statement For Recovery following wider reopening of schools in March 21


Through quality PSHE teaching, we will prioritise recovery in terms of pupil and staff mental health and well-being in these first weeks, with both discrete and cross curricular sessions exploring a reconnection in our relationships, social interaction, reflections about lock down, hopes and dreams and most importantly getting back to normal. Carefully selected, quality texts which raise issues around loss, belonging and a recognising and managing a range of emotions will give pupils the opportunity to work through their own and others’ experiences through oral and creative responses. PSHE will permeate all areas of the curriculum and daily routines, encouraging collaboration, promoting a sense of community and shared responsibility for keeping ourselves and each other safe within our Bubbles and the wider school as a whole.


Our Vision for PSHE:

At Chorlton C of E Primary School we put the well-being and personal development of our pupils at the forefront of everything that we do. Accordingly, PSHE is at the core of our daily routines and interactions and is embedded across the full curriculum. 

Through our PSHE curriculum we aim to:

  • Provide engaging and enjoyable learning experiences which are meaningful and appropriate for the children in our school.
  • Meet the statutory requirements for relationships and health education.
  • Develop the knowledge and skills pupils need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and to feel confident and prepared for living a fulfilling life. 
  • Develop personal skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, teamworking, risk-management and critical thinking.
  • Encourage our children to become responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.


Shaping Our PSHE Curriculum: 

We believe that our PSHE curriculum should reflect the needs of our pupils and the community within which they live. Using feedback from parents and pupils, the staff team have combined the statutory requirements and guidance of the national curriculum, with recommendations from the PSHE Association and Manchester Healthy Schools to create our own programmes of study. Where appropriate links have been made to support our Rights Respecting School ethos and to both our British and Christian Values. 

Our PSHE curriculum comprises of 3 Core Themes of learning. These are followed across all year groups and are adapted accordingly in order to secure clear progression of knowledge, skills and understanding:


Core Theme 1: Health and well-being (Including statutory Health education)

Pupils will be taught:
1. what is meant by a healthy lifestyle
2. how to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing
3. how to manage risks to physical and emotional health and wellbeing
4. ways of keeping physically and emotionally safe
5. about managing change, including puberty, transition and loss
6. how to make informed choices about health and wellbeing and to recognise sources of help with this
7. how to respond in an emergency
8. to identify different influences on health and wellbeing


Core Theme 2: Relationships (Including statutory Relationships)

Pupils will be taught:

1. how to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships, within a range of social/cultural contexts
2. how to recognise and manage emotions within a range of relationships
3. how to recognise risky or negative relationships including all forms of bullying and abuse
4. how to respond to risky or negative relationships and ask for help
5. how to respect equality and diversity in relationships.


Core Theme 3: Living in the wider world – Economic well-being and being a responsible citizen
Pupils will be taught:
1. about respect for self and others and the importance of responsible behaviours and actions
2. about rights and responsibilities as members of families, other groups and ultimately as citizens
3. about different groups and communities
4. to respect equality and to be a productive member of a diverse community
5. about the importance of respecting and protecting the environment
6. about where money comes from, keeping it safe and the importance of managing it effectively
7. how money plays an important part in people’s lives
8. a basic understanding of enterprise.


The subject of PSHE deals with real life issues which affect children and young people, their families and their communities, and engages with the social and economic realities of their lives, experiences and attitudes.


At Chorlton C of E, PSHE is taught through planned discrete lessons together with additional circle times, where pupils are given the opportunity to respond to and discuss current issues that are affecting their class, school or the wider community. Careful links are made across the curriculum whenever appropriate and through daily routines and systems in order to ensure that our young people have many opportunities to share their experiences, learn about the world around them and have a voice. 


Our PSHE curriculum is also drawn from: 


  • The Anti-Bullying Alliance
  • UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools
  • Eco Schools
  • Fundamental British Values
Chorlton C of E Primary School

“An Adventure for the Mind, and a Home for the Heart”


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