At Bradley Primary School, we encourage our children to become thoughtful and respectful citizens of the future by assisting them to acquire knowledge, understanding and life skills so that they become informed, self-motivated and reflective members of the community. Within our happy, caring environment, we foster self-esteem, promote respect and tolerance and encourage children to appreciate differences and diversity.

We believe that supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing is paramount. Our aim is to educate our children so that they can develop the personal skills they need to establish and maintain healthy relationships. Our PSHE curriculum fulfils the requirements of the statutory requirements of the Relationships and Health Education, which begins in the Early Years. It also enables young people to make responsible and informed decisions about their own health and well-being.


At Bradley Primary School, the intent for our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a programme of study which is accessible to all pupils. As a school, we want our children to build on their prior learning through a progressive spiral curriculum. We hope that children will know more, remember more and understand more. In PSHE, we use the 1 Decision resources and videos to support our learning. PSHE is taught from Reception to Year 6. Our creative and extended curriculum provides the children with opportunities to work with outside agencies, take part in sporting events, residential visits, partake in clubs and build experiences through a range of trips which promote development of the whole child.


PSHE is well embedded into the ethos of our school, we have weekly PSHE lessons, but we believe that the wider school community is where the teaching of PSHE really happens. Through carefully thought-out assemblies and regular class discussions, we tackle day to day issues that underpin our belief that PSHE is a curriculum for life. Our PSHE ethos is inclusive and supports the delivery of our broad and balanced curriculum.

At Bradley our curriculum ensures our children have an opportunity to understand and respect our common humanity, diversity and differences, so that pupils can go on to form effective and fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning. The statutory 'Relationships, Sex and Health Education' curriculum is effectively delivered by staff and external agencies within PSHE lessons, alongside other subjects including Science, PE and Religious Education. Themed days and weeks are planned in areas such as online-safety and mental well-being to enhance our curriculum.

PSHE lessons are planned to enhance children’s knowledge and develop their vocabulary within each unit. These lessons include a wide range of activities and realistic experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of the school and the community. Our children take ownership of their understanding of each lesson by reflecting and expressing their ideas using appropriate rich vocabulary. Our lessons are tailored to help children to manage their feelings and emotions through lots of discussion around real-life situations and scenarios which further develops children’s well-being, relationships and understanding of the wider world.

The systematic delivery and effective implementation of our curriculum enables children to revisit prior learning to consolidate their knowledge, understanding and language associated with relationships, emotional well-being and health. Both the Fundamental British Values and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development are continuously revisited in order to prepare all children for life in Modern Britain. We deliver lessons that allow children to talk and share ideas in a safe and non-judgemental environment, where they can discuss current situations and issues that are directly linked to their lives.

The children learn key vocabulary and develop a deep knowledge within the PSHE curriculum that can be applied across the wider curriculum. In doing so, they reflect on their own experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the questions that form part of their development as they progress into a reflective and responsible citizen.



Through our PSHE sessions, we want our children to become independent learners who are confident, healthy and responsible members of society. Our aim is for all children to become lifelong learners with high aspirations, who are resilient and who are global citizens within the global community. Through the delivery of PSHE, in an engaging and relevant way, it is our vision to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of all children in our school.


PSHE Overview 2024-2025