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PSHE Curriculum

PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) is taught across the school through a variety of topics and themes within the curriculum and through whole school assemblies. At Rimrose Hope CE Primary School we believe that PSHE contributes to all aspects of school life, by giving the children the skills, knowledge and understanding to lead confident, healthy and independent lives. 



Although PSHE is currently a non-statutory subject, we strongly believe that teaching children about key elements of PSHE is fundamental to fulfil Section 2.1 of the National Curriculum framework that states:

‘Every state-funded school must offer a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based and which:

  • promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society
  • prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life’

Despite the non-statutory status, section 2.5 of the National Curriculum framework document states that: ‘All schools should make provision for PSHE, drawing on good practice.’


The PSHE Association Programme of Study has 3 strands that schools are expected to cover:

  1. Healthy and Wellbeing
  2. Relationships
  3. Living in the Wider World


Under the Children and Social Work Act 2017, the government committed to making relationships education statutory in all Primary schools. From September 2020 all schools will soon be required to have relationships education/RSE in place. The government has also committed to statutory health education, meaning the majority of personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education will be compulsory from 2020.


Our intention is that as a School we deliver a curriculum that is accessible to all and ensures that each of our pupils will know more, remember more and understand more about how to play a positive and successful role within our society, both as a child and as an adult within the future. Taking a whole-school approach, the School community aims to engage pupils across the curriculum while also creating an environment, which fosters good relationships and well-being for pupils and teachers alike. Our PSHE curriculum seeks to support our children to develop into confident, happy people who can contribute to our local, national and global communities by tackling many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. Through PSHE teaching, our pupils will also learn about their rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society.  Moreover, our pupils are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. Through high-quality mediation that encourages respectful, inclusive and safe conditions for reflective discussion, our pupils will also develop emotional intelligence and the ability to articulate their feelings in order to maintain good mental health.


RSE Policy

RSE Overview and Long Term Planning

Staying Safe Workshop

Conquer Life is a  Community Interest company based in Bootle. They promote a positive lifestyle and empower young people to raise their aspirations and develop the emotional resilience to overcome disadvantage.

They have been commissioned by the Home Office to produce and deliver Stay Safe Workshops free to Bootle Primary Schools for years 5 and 6. These workshops promote children to become more assertive and aware of their environment and helps support their confidence in making better choices. 

UKS2 children took part in an hour long workshop. During the workshop the children were prompted to think about staying street safe and how they can support their community to stay safe. They were asked to write pledges to their community on staying safe and these will be housed in an art installation during half term in the strand. 

Anti-Bullying Week

In preparation for for Anti-bullying week the children watched a performance called Road to Respect by Altru Drama.The performance focussed on the values of respect and tolerance.

Anti Bullying Drama Workshop

Staying Safe Workshops

Crucial Crew

The children in UKS2 took part in the Crucial Crew Event in Formby. Many of the local services were here delivering workshops on keeping safe and their role in the community. These included, The Police, The Fire and Rescue Service, The RNLI, The Transport Police, Merseytravel, Sefton Travel Awareness Team, and the Beach Rangers. 


Crucial Crew

Air Pollution Workshop

Sefton Council’s environmental education officers came into school to teach UKS2 about air pollution. The children found out what causes air pollution, how air pollution is measured and how they can help prevent air pollution. The children made pollution collectors, played games and prepared an assembly to share their knowledge with parents and carers.

Air Pollution Workshop

Mindfulness Workshops

As part of Children’s Mental Health Week, we’re taking steps to encourage our children to be Healthy: Inside and Out. The whole school participated in series of relaxation workshops led by Maria Hardman. The children were given lots of practical advice as to how they can look after their bodies and their minds.


Relaxation Workshops

Healthy Eating Week

The children enjoyed learning about the importance of a balanced diet during our 'Healthy Eating Week'. Each class designed and prepared a healthy dish to share with parents at our showcase event. The children were set a home school challenge to design a healthy desert. Mr Crilly tasted over 100 deserts and the winning entry was a refreshing desert made with watermelon!

Healthy Eating Week

Fairtrade Fortnight

Y Kids led a series of workshops for KS2  entitled 'Run for your Money.'

The children discovered what it is like to be a manufacturer of trainers and it raised their awareness of the unfair conditions many workers in developing countries have to endure.

Fairtade Fortnight - Run for your Money

World Animal Day

To celebrate World Animal Day, the children enjoyed a visit from Farmer Allday. He brought a variety of animals from his farm and delivered a series of interactive workshops. The children were taught how to care for the animals and the importance of looking after our environment.

World Animal Day

The Smile Challenge

The children in Year 6 were given £10 by Mr. Crilly. They were also given the challenge of using the £10 to generate and raise more money and then donate the profit to a local charity. The children chose the charity Four Seasons as they wanted to support a local charity that provided work and education opportunities for adults with additional needs in our local community. The children met with members of the charity and local adults who access the facility. Whilst there, the children decided that they wanted to do something that was eco friendly. The children came up with the idea of designing and making bags for life. The children researched plastic pollution and generated designs based on this. Bags were made and sold within the local community and at the garden centre within Four Seasons. The children made over £257 in profit, donating £170 of this money to Four Seasons. The children also decided to donate the remaining money to our Rose Class to create a sensory garden to create a calming environment that the children in the resource base can access. 

Year 6 Smile Challenge

British Food Fortnight

At Rimrose Hope CE Primary School, we appreciate the contribution that everybody makes towards our society. During British Food Fortnight, we have thought about the work and sacrifice our farmers make to help us put food on our plates. We came together to celebrate this at our own Farmer’s Market. We were joined by members of the community, our parents, our caterers and our governors.

British Food Fortnight - Celebrating our rich and diverse cultural through food, both traditional and modern.

British Food Fortnight