Manor Wood Primary School

PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education)




PSHE education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain. Evidence shows that well-delivered PSHE programmes have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils.


Schools, in partnership with parents, have a vital role in preparing children and young people to negotiate the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly complex world. Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is the school subject that deals with real life issues affecting our children, families and communities. It’s concerned with the social, health and economic realities of their lives, experiences and attitudes. It supports pupils to be healthy (mentally and physically); safe (online and offline) and equipped to thrive in their relationships and careers. PSHE education helps all children and young people — the highest achievers as well as the vulnerable and excluded — to achieve their fullest potential.


PSHE education:

  • Contributes to physical and mental health and wellbeing, encouraging individual responsibility for health.
  • Contributes to the safety and protection of our children and young people, from staying safe online to understanding risks associated with drugs and alcohol.
  • Promotes independence, resilience and responsibility — preparing children and young people for future roles as parents, employees and leaders.
  • Supports employability by developing the personal and social skills demanded by commerce and industry.
  • Supports pupils to be critical consumers of information, and develops the skills to identify misleading news or views on social media and elsewhere.


At Manor Wood Primary School, our PSHE lessons sit alongside our SEMH (Mindmate) lessons and Restorative Practice and altogether we believe this will provide our children with the skills and understanding that they need to negotiate life successfully.

Our PSHE Curriculum

You, Me and PSHE

At Manor Wood Primary School, we base our PSHE Curriculum on the 'You, Me & PSHE' Scheme.




You, Me, PSHE is a planning resource which supports the teaching of PSHE education in Key Stages 1 and 2. It can be used either as a complete PSHE programme, or adapted for use alongside current PSHE provision, which is what we do.


The planning resource includes lesson plans, whole school and year group curriculum overviews, assessment activities and resources for teachers to use in lessons. The curriculum overviews enable teachers to track topics across the academic year alongside relevant learning expectations. 

Each topic in the resources incorporates activities to establish the starting point of learners and assess progress. The topics included are:

  • Careers
  • Drug, alcohol and tobacco education
  • Financial capability and economic wellbeing
  • Identity, society and equality
  • Keeping safe and managing risk
  • Mental health and emotional wellbeing
  • Physical health and wellbeing
  • Living and growing


The PSHE Association’s subject Specialist Karen Summers says:

“You, Me, PSHE is a comprehensive and engaging planning resource which supports the teaching of PSHE education across key stages 1 and 2.The learning objectives and outcomes in each of the lesson plans are clear and precise with many opportunities for pupils to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills. Each topic incorporates activities to establish the starting point of learners and also cross-references to resources produced by the Islington Health and Wellbeing team.”


In Y6 we teach PSHE Units in addition to those in 'You, Me and PSHE', details of which can be found in the 'Planning' section below.

PSHE Teaching Strategies

Useful PSHE Information

PSHE Policy, Planning Links & Work Samples