PSHE at The Minster

PSHE: Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

The Minster Junior School follows a spiral curriculum which builds skills year on year. Throughout the year, three core themes are covered:

Autumn – Relationships

Spring – Living in the Wider World

Summer – Health and Wellbeing

Different year groups work on similar themes at the same time. Within these core themes, three topics are covered per half term through timetabled lessons. In lessons, children will experience class discussions and a variety of activities to develop understanding of their own views and beliefs; address misconceptions; manage their feelings; develop strategies and skills in negotiating and empathy.

There are additional focus weeks that run over the year related to national programmes: Anti-bullying Week, World Mental Health Day and Children’s Mental Health Week.

Drugs Education: This is embedded within the broader PSHE education programme and children are taken on a learning journey of awareness and understanding suitable for their ages within the Junior School.

Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education (RSHE): From September 2020, Relationships Education and Health Education is statutory.

The statutory content for Relationships Education includes families and people who care for me; caring friendships; respectful relationships; online relationships and being safe.

The statutory content for Health Education includes mental wellbeing; drugs, alcohol and tobacco; health and prevention; basic first aid; changing adolescent body; internet safety and harms; physical health and fitness and healthy eating.

The Minster Junior School teaches RSHE within the broader PSHE education programme. It gradually builds children’s awareness within the areas of families and friendships; safe relationships; respecting themselves and others; physical health and mental wellbeing; growing and changing and keeping safe. 

Withdrawal from Sex Education: Children may be withdrawn from elements of Sex Education which are not covered in the Primary Science Curriculum. 

To view an overview of our SRE scheme of work, please click here.

Click here to see a skills progression framework for PSHE.