Carlton Primary School

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Personal, Social & Health Education

Our curriculum expert in all things relating to personal health and development is Miss Ryder.



Our intention is that when children leave Carlton Primary School they will be healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We deliver a PSHE curriculum, which enables all pupils to know more, remember more and understand how to play a positive and successful role in society. We provide opportunities for the children to learn about rights and responsibilities and equip them to make choices as they become older. PSHE supports many of the principles of safeguarding and promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our pupils. Our Relationships and Sex Education enables our children to learn how to be safe, and to understand and develop healthy relationships, both now and in their future lives. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by contributing to school life and the local community.


Our curriculum equips pupils with the understanding of how to live safe, happy and healthy lives. Although PSHE is taught through discreet lessons following the ‘You, Me, PSHE’ scheme, it underpins all assemblies and is threaded through the whole school curriculum. In addition, it influences extra-curricular activities, focus days, visitors and trips.

MindMate lessons run alongside PSHE to support the development of pupils’ social, emotional and mental health. PSHE education helps pupils to develop their cultural capital and provides them with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to thrive as individuals, family members, members of society and as global citizens. It allows pupils to develop the language and oracy skills needed to express how they are feeling and to communicate their needs to others.

Throughout school myHappymind lessons are delivered weekly. A programme designed to prepare children for tomorrow's world by building resilient, balanced and happy minds. It provides children with the knowledge and understanding of how the brain works and supports them in building positive skills to use where ever they may be.

We also strive to provide our children with learning opportunities across and beyond the curriculum, in circle time, assemblies, special school projects and other specific days and charity events that enrich pupils’ experiences.


Through the teaching of PSHE education, pupils learn to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up. 

By the time our children leave they will be able to:

  • demonstrate kindness and respect towards themselves and others. As well as recognising, managing emotions and taking care of their mental health and wellbeing.

  • have the courage and ability to try new things, challenge themselves and persevere.  

  • understand how to stay safe, healthy and how to develop good relationships.  

  • have an appreciation of what it means to be a positive member of a diverse, multicultural society; appreciating difference and diversity. 

  • recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty.