Personal, Social and Health Education



At Ladbrooke JMI school, the teaching of the PSHE (Personal, social and health education) has a strong influence throughout the whole curriculum.

PSHE education helps pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage many of the critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face as they grow up and in adulthood.

By teaching pupils to stay safe and healthy, and by building self-esteem, resilience and empathy, an effective PSHE programme can tackle barriers to learning, raise aspirations, and improve the life chances of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils.

There is evidence to show that PSHE education can address teenage pregnancy, substance misuse, unhealthy eating, lack of physical activity, and emotional health. The skills and attributes developed through PSHE education are also shown to increase academic attainment and attendance rates, particularly among pupils eligible for free school meals, as well as improve employability and boost social mobility.

Our curriculum is split into three core themes:

Core Theme One: Health and Wellbeing

1. What is meant by a healthy lifestyle

2. How to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing

3. How to manage risks to physical and emotional health and wellbeing

4. Ways of keeping physically and emotionally safe

5. About managing change, including puberty, transition and loss

6. How to make informed choices about health and wellbeing and to recognise sources of help with this

7. How to respond in an emergency

Core Theme Two: Relationships

1. How to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships, within a range of social/cultural contexts

2. How to recognise and manage emotions within a range of relationships

3. How to recognise risky or negative relationships including all forms of bullying and abuse

4. How to respond to risky or negative relationships and ask for help

5. How to respect equality and diversity in relationships

Core Theme Three: Living in the Wider World

1. about respect for self and others and the importance of responsible behaviours and actions

2. about rights and responsibilities as members of families, other groups and ultimately as citizens

3. about different groups and communities

4. to respect diversity and equality and how to be a productive member of a diverse community

5. about the importance of respecting and protecting the environment

6. about where money comes from, keeping it safe and the importance of managing it effectively

7. the part that money plays in people’s lives 8. a basic understanding of enterprise


Alongside our PSHE curriculum, other programmes are offered to support children’s wellbeing.


WELCOM Programme

Designed to identify barriers to learning through communication so that targeted support can be put into place

Year 1

Protective Behaviours

Designed to help children recognise how to keep themselves safe at home, school and in the wider world

Year 2/3

Bright Stars

The Bright Stars programme supports children with emotional difficulties and focuses on boosting children’s confidence, self-esteem, and improving overall emotional and mental well-being.

Year 4/5

Zones of Regulation

The Zones programme helps children recognise how they are feeling and develop strategies for how to control those feelings successfully.


Sex and Relationship Education

The Sex and Relationship Policy is delivered through the PSHCE curriculum, SEAL, assemblies and the science curriculum. In order to ensure it is delivered  successfully a number of strategies are used: circle time, use of outside agencies, specialist resources and discussions. We follow The Christopher Winter Project – teaching SRE with confidence in Primary Schools recommended by Hertfordshire County Council.

Below are the links to the schemes of work for each year group and an overview of the contect of our sex and relationship education (SRE) curriculum