PSHE education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepared for life and work. Well-delivered PSHE programmes have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.

At Manor Beach, we see PSHE as a central part of our curriculum and understand its importance in the day-to-day lives of our children.  

At Manor Beach we aim to provide all our pupils with the initial building blocks necessary to embrace the challenges of a happy and successful adult life. Our PSHE curriculum sets out to provide pupils with the invaluable knowledge and skills that will help them make informed decisions about their wellbeing and teach them the fundamental characteristics of healthy and safe relationships (age appropriately). 

Health and Relationship Education

Relationships education involves a combination of sharing information and exploring issues and values, learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up. Some aspects are taught in science and other are taught as part of personal, social, health and economic (PSHE). Health education is promoting an understanding of how to maintain personal health. Our focus is on teaching the characteristics of good physical health and mental wellbeing.

Under section 78 of the Education Act 2002 and the Academies Act 2010, schools must provide a ‘balanced and broadly-based curriculum’ which promotes ‘the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life’.

PSHE education makes a major contribution to schools fulfilling this duty. All schools are currently expected to provided PSHE education on the curriculum and this expectation will be strengthened from 2021 when the Health Education and Relationships Education (primary) / Relationships and Sex Education (secondary) aspects become compulsory in all schools.

At Manor Beach we use the 1decision programme as part of our PSHE curriculum.  The following link gives an introduction to the 1decicion resources including video clips, on screen lesson guides and workbooks to support children’s learning.

1decision resources parent/carer zone 

PSHE Education (HRE) Policy

This policy has been reviewed in November 2023 as part of our policy review cycle but there may be subsequent changes in line with government legislation.  We will inform parents if any changes happen due to this