PSHE is taught as part of our Life Skills curriculum alongside RE. It provides knowledge and skills to help our children develop into confident, responsible and reflective 21st century citizens, who understand, value and celebrate themselves and others.

Following the statutory guidance for Relationships Education and Health Education, children learn skills to help them to establish and maintain healthy friendships and family relationships, as well be able to recognise and address when any relationship is making them feel unsafe or uncomfortable. The curriculum emphasises the importance of well-being and children learn about how to be mentally and physically healthy.

The curriculum is organised into whole school themes (Families and Friendships; Respect and Relationships; Safe, Healthy and Happy) which the children revisit each year, consolidating and building up their knowledge and skills. Additionally, children learn the language needed to express and their own ideas and explore those of other empathetically.


Relationships Education

From January 2021, Relationships and Health Education became a statutory requirement in primary schools. In November 2020, we carried out a consultation with stakeholders. This video presentation below explains how we implement Relationships Education at Linthorpe Community Primary School.

Please note that the email address in the video was for the consultation only and is no longer in use; however, your child's class teacher will be able to answer questions about what your child will learn in Relationships and Health Education lessons.  You can see the objectives that children cover in each year group and PSHE and Relationships Education Policy below.

Real-life Learning

Our Life Skills curriculum gives pupils tools they need to thrive and be independent in their lives. For example, they learn the importance of manners to enable them to communicate confidently with adults and other children. Through role-play and discussion, they learn how to manage conflicts that may arise in their own relationships independently.

Special Events

We take part in national events, such as Remembrance Day, Show Racism the Red Card and Children in Need, that support the lessons learnt in our PSHE sessions.




Related Links

Please see Department for Education links below for the statutory information provided to schools and frequently asked questions by parents: