It is vitally important to us, that all our children are adequately prepared for their future. PHSE learning at our school is based on resources from the PHSE association. Throughout the curriculum, pupils will understand: the importance of good physical and mental health; that physical and emotional changes occur at puberty; how to keep themselves (and others) safe online and offline; what healthy relationships are and when to seek help; when and how to challenge discrimination; how to asses if media information is trustworthy; what positive career choices may look like; the importance of community and embracing responsibility.

Pupils have the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge needed to thrive both now and in the future.We help them to address the critical issues and wide range of questions and decision they will meet as they mature; preparing them for their next phase of learning. We aim for pupils to understand how better health and wellbeing can lead to enjoyment of greater success.

Sex and Drugs Education are taught throughout the school at an appropriate level, with more specific lessons in Class 4.


At Little Gaddesden Primary School we are committed to nurturing the all round development of our children, recognizing that their social, emotional, and personal well-being are the building blocks to their overall success and happiness. Our Personal, Social, Health, and Economic (PSHE) curriculum is designed to empower the children with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to navigate the complexities of modern life with confidence, resilience, and empathy.

Our Relationships and Sex Education curriculum (RSE) enables the children to learn about staying safe, developing and maintaining healthy relationships and making informed and appropriate choices. 


EYFS – In the Foundation Stage, PSHE and citizenship is taught as an integral part of topic work and is embedded throughout the curriculum. The objectives taught are the Personal, Social and Emotional Development statements from ‘Development Matters in the EYFS’ and the PSED Early Learning Goals.

In Key Stage 1 and 2, PSHE is taught through a clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum. We ensure we cover the Health and Well-Being, Relationships and Living in the Wider World Learning Opportunities set out in the PSHE Association Programme of Study, which comprehensively cover the statutory Health Education and Relationships Education guidance.


Enhanced Personal Development: Our PSHE curriculum allows children to develop a strong sense of self-awareness and resilience. Through engaging activities and discussions, children cultivate a positive self-image, set meaningful goals, and demonstrate increased confidence in navigating challenges. 

Pupil voice allows the children to feedback on the curriculum and for us to ensure the curriculum is engaging and relevant 

Knowledge Pupils will gain: 

  • understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age appropriate level  
  • recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty. 

Skills Pupils will be able:  

  • to have respect for themselves and others.  
  • have a positive self esteem.  
  • be able to develop positive, healthy relationships with their peers both now and in the future.  
  • be able to understand and manage their emotions  
  • be able to look after their mental health and well-being  appreciate difference and diversity

By the time our children leave our school they will:

  • be able to approach a range of real life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life  
  • be on their way to becoming healthy, open minded, respectful, socially and morally responsible, active members of society.

Across the year we provide a range of enrichment activities and opportunities.

  • Wellbeing week
  • Visitors and assemblies  
  • Reception/class 3 buddy system in Autumn term
  • Wellbeing club and ambassadors

PSHE at Little Gaddesden – Planning Overview

Relationships and Sex Education Policy

PSHE at Little Gaddesden – road map

Wellbeing at Little Gaddesden