Silkstone Primary School

helping children realise their gifts and talents



Personal, Social, Health, Cultural and Economic education

As a school our drivers of physical and mental health, citizenship and culture and diversity underpin our curriculum. Our values and ethos promote PSHCE education throughout the school. All children have a PSHCE lesson every week. This will include Circle Time activities. We use the PSHE toolkit and SEAL to underpin our lesson planning. PSHCE education is consolidated through assemblies, visitors into school, community action, volunteering opportunities, enterprise activities and our Golden Rules. We are also working towards the Schools Mental Health Award with Leeds Carnegie University. PSHCE education incorporates British values (democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith)


The Core Themes are developed in each year group

Health and Wellbeing Relationships Living in the Wider World
Healthy lifestyles

Growing and changing

Keeping Safe


Feelings and emotions

Healthy relationships

Valuing difference

Rights and responsibilities

Taking care of the environment



The Overarching concepts developed through PSHCE Education are

1.Identity (their personal qualities, attitudes, skills, attributes and achievements and what influences these; understanding and maintaining boundaries around their personal privacy, including online)

2.Relationships (including different types and in different settings, including online)

3.A healthy (including physically, emotionally and socially), balanced lifestyle (including within relationships, work-life, exercise and rest, spending and saving and lifestyle choices)

4.Risk (identification, assessment and how to manage risk, rather than simply the avoidance of risk for self and others) and safety (including behaviour and strategies to employ in different settings, including online in an increasingly connected world

5. Diversity and equality (in all its forms, with due regard to the protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010)

6. Rights (including the notion of universal human rights), responsibilities (including fairness and justice) and consent (in different contexts)

7. Change (as something to be managed) and resilience (the skills, strategies and ‘inner resources’ we can draw on when faced with challenging change or circumstance)

8. Power (how it is used and encountered in a variety of contexts including online; how it manifests through behaviours including bullying, persuasion, coercion and how it can be challenged or managed through negotiation and ‘win-win’ outcomes)

9. Career (including enterprise, employability and economic understanding)