Armley Park Primary School


Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education at Armley Park Primary School


Our PSHE curriculum here at Armley Park aims to help children learn how to keep safe and healthy in an ever-changing world in a way that is relevant to them and their future. It will enable children to: 


  • Have a sense of purpose
  • Value self and others
  • Form relationships
  • Make and act on informed decisions
  • Communicate effectively
  • Work with others
  • Respond to challenge
  • Be an active partner in their own learning
  • Be active citizens within the local community
  • Explore issues related to living in a democratic society
  • Become healthy and fulfilled individuals


In Early Years, the statutory framework details the learning and development requirements in personal, social and emotional development.  We use the non-statutory curriculum guidance Development Matters to support our teaching of the learning and development requirements and have developed our own curriculum plans. Personal, Social and Emotional Development in EYFS is a prime area of learning and underpins learning and teaching across the curriculum. Learning environments, class organisation, daily routines and taught sessions, all promote positive interactions and the development of children's emotions, well-being and acceptance of others. 


Our PSHE sessions are taught using the ‘You, Me and PSHE’ Scheme of Work in Years 1-6 and these lessons are designed to cover the full range of knowledge, understanding and skills that children need to help them when young and also as they move through society. 


The Substantive Knowledge threads which run through our curriculum are:

  • Physical health and wellbeing
  • Keeping safe and managing risk
  • Careers, financial capability and economic wellbeing
  • Mental health and emotional wellbeing
  • Identity, society and equality
  • Drug, alcohol and tobacco education
  • Sex and relationship education