Great Smeaton Primary School


Personal, Health, Social, Economic and Citizenship Education


RSE - Relationships and Sex Education 

PHSCE lessons are based on our PHSE Association recommended curriculum programme and meets the mandatory requirements of the Government's curriculum. 

Personal, Health, Social, Citizenship and Economic (PHSCE) education is a subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. PHSCE education helps pupils to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up and to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. 

These skills and attributes help pupils to stay healthy, safe and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. PHSCE education helps pupils to achieve their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life.

Regular PHSCE lessons are based on the PHSE Association programme and supplemented by whole school projects and enrichment events.


Relationships Health and Sex Education

We have a comprehensive Relationships Health and Sex Education Policy which was developed in consultation with Parents/Carers, Staff and Governors of the school. It clearly sets out the knowledge and skills the children will be taught in a age-related progression throughout their time at our school. Much of our RHSE curriculum is covered with in our PHSCE lessons and includes specific units of our RHSE programme, as well as in science and PE. We also deliver the NSPCC Speak Out Stay Safe materials as part of our personal safety strand of PHSCE.

In Upper Key Stage 2 (UKS2) the children learn specific information about puberty for both boys and girls. Parents/Carers are notified before these specific lessons and invited to view the teaching materials in advance.

We aim to answer children’s questions about themselves and their bodies, about sex and relationships and human reproduction in an open and honest way, as part of their learning and to promote safeguarding of children. It is our aim to work in a partnership with you to deliver the very important message about loving relationships and family values.


The Five Ways to Wellbeing 

Wellbeing is a priority for us here at Great Smeaton Academy Primary School. We focus on the potential benefits to everybody’s physical and mental health of ensuring we have opportunities to do the following in our everyday lives: ConnectBe activeTake noticeLearn and Give

We help children to learn ways to build resilience, develop positive mental health and learn life-long strategies to build, maintain and protect their wellbeing. Our daily ZenTen activities promote positive health and wellbeing, and help us to learn strategies to maintain good physical and mental health in addition to regular PE and PHSCE lessons.