At St James CE Primary School we value the importance of our children’s physical, social and health education. PSHE is taught following the scheme of work from the PSHE Association (Programme Builders for Primary - Thematic) which covers all the main aspects of the national curriculum, along with additional content which we believe is important for our children to learn. We aim to support each child’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC) throughout the teaching of our curriculum. Within the rapidly changing world in which we live, it is vital that these areas are explored in a safe and supportive environment. Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Citizenship enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. Our pupils are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. They learn how society is organised and governed and experience the process of democracy in school through the School Council. We provide opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse society.

Relationships and Health Education

From September 2020, relationships and health education is statutory in all primary schools. The elements of this are covered in the PSHE curriculum and are encompassed under three wider areea of: 

  • Relationships
  • Living in the Wider World
  • Health and Wellbeing

For our curriculum overview, please click this link: Yearly overview.
Please note, the order of this may change following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please read our relationships education poilcy which will be in the policy section of our website for more information.