PSHE at Westfield School provides children with age-appropriate information, exploring British values, positive attitudes to their own mental and physical health, and developing critical thinking and social skills in a secure environment. 

We aim to empower the children to be able to make decisions about their health related behaviour, and to understand where or who to go to for help if they needed to.

We want to prepare our children and young people to live safe, happy and healthy lives. 

We aim to create a safe school community in which pupils can grow, learn and develop positive behaviour for life. We want our pupils to be global citizens, respecting others and the range of cultures and values represented in society.

Our PSHE programme covers the following areas:

  • Online safety
  • Keeping safe
  • Health and hygiene
  • Being healthy and keeping fit
  • Cultural diversity and differences
  • Financial capability
  • Citizenship 
  • Being part of a community
  • Careers and aspirations
  • Relationships, Health and Sex Education (RSHE) following statutory guidance

From September 2020, all primary schools are legally required to teach ‘relationships’ education. The government have committed to statutory health education, meaning the majority of personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education will be compulsory from 2020. 


At Westfield School we use a spiral PSHE programme which ensures that learning is revisited, reinforced and extended in age- and stage-appropriate contexts. This programme is based on the ‘Jigsaw’ programme, ‘The mindful approach to PSHE’.

‘Jigsaw’ is a comprehensive Scheme of Learning for PSHE including Emotional literacy, Social Skills and Spiritual Development. It is divided into six ‘core themes’ for Foundation stage, KS1 and KS2. Our pupils engage with this scheme of work in a variety of ways and they have a range of outcomes through which to demonstrate their PSHE learning: from art pieces to writing speeches; performing songs to engaging in physical exercise; and always developing their speaking and listening skills through healthy classroom debate.

Autumn Term 1:  Being Me in my World

The pupils learn about the importance of respecting themselves and others, about rights and responsibilities. They find out about the importance of responsible behaviours, rewards and consequences.

Autumn Term 2:  Celebrating Difference

The pupils learn about the importance of respecting similarities and differences between people. They learn about equality and diversity and find out how people live in different parts of the World. They learn about bullying behaviours and they find out what to do if they are worried.

Spring Term 1:  Dreams and Goals

The pupils learn about recognising and celebrating their own and others’ achievements. They identify their own strength and find out how to set aspirational targets for themselves.

Spring Term 2: Relationships

The pupils learn how to develop and maintain positive, healthy relationships, how to recognise and manage their emotions. They find out how to resolve differences by seeing and respecting others’ points of view, making decisions and explaining choices.

Summer term 1: Healthy Me

The pupils learn about maintaining healthy lifestyles, keeping physically and emotionally safe.  They find out about managing risks and how they can resist peer pressure. They learn about keeping safe on and off-line and learn about medicines and drugs. For further details of our Drug and Alcohol Education programme please see RSHE Overview, ‘Healthy Me’ folder.

Summer Term 2: Changing Me

The pupils learn about the main stages of the human life cycle and they look at changes that happen when a child grows up. They discuss ways of coping with change and where to get help if they are worried. We teach Sex and Relationship education as part of the ‘Changing Me’ topic during PSHE lessons. To find out more information about our SRE programme, please see details in the PSHE Overview.

Educator Solutions

To support our PSHE Curriculum we also use elements of the PSHE Association assured Educator Solutions RSHE lessons to enhance topics such as Asking for help, Public or Private, Healthy Relationships, Online behaviours, Our rights and beliefs,  Cultural Practices, Discrimination and prejudice. To find out more detail where these subjects are covered across the curriculum, please see our RSHE Curriculum overview.

Financial Education

For Financial Education sessions we are working with HSBC.

 HSBC UK has developed and supports education programmes across the UK to ensure that young people have access to Financial Education at home, at school and in the wider community.

More information can be found here: Financial Education | Learn About Money – HSBC UK / Money Heroes | About.