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P.S.H.E (Personal, Social and Health Education) is an extremely important aspect of children's learning and development. At Hallwood Park we deliver a broad and balanced education, providing children with the knowledge and skills needed to become a confident, independent and well-rounded individual. Although certain aspects of P.S.H.E may be taught explicitly, there are plenty of opportunities for cross-curricular discussion and reflection. Children are regularly given opportunities to reflect upon their own attitudes, beliefs and values, for example, within Religious Education lessons. Throughout school, our promotion of a 'growth mindset' pervades all subjects, encouraging resilience and aiming to establish a positive, 'can do' attitude towards challenges.


During Key Stages 1 and 2, children will build upon skills acquired during the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). PSED (Personal, Social and Emotional Development) within the EYFS framework comprises of Making Relationships, Self-Confidence and Self-Awareness and Managing Feelings and Behaviour. At Key Stage 1, learners are taught the importance of respect, tolerance, teamwork and boundaries. Key Stage 2 children explore ways of communicating worries, personal safety and begin to discuss the changes which occur during puberty. Throughout Key Stages 1 and 2, children will also discuss how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and how to become a responsible, considerate and law-abiding citizen, standing them in good stead for the future. Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) is delivered in accordance with school policy. 


The information below briefly outlines the topic areas discussed and reflected upon throughout Key Stages 1 and 2. Issues are continually revisited as a means of promoting a holistic education for our children.


Health and Wellbeing

  • What is meant by a healthy lifestyle? 
  • How to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing
  • How to manage risks to physical and emotional health and wellbeing
  • Ways of keeping physically and emotionally safe
  • Managing change, including puberty, transition and loss
  • How to make informed choices about health and wellbeing and to recognise sources of help with this
  • How to respond in an emergency
  • To identify different influences on health and wellbeing



  • How to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships, within a range of social/cultural contexts
  • How to recognise and manage emotions within a range of relationships
  • How to recognise risky or negative relationships including all forms of bullying and abuse
  • How to respond to risky or negative relationships and ask for help
  • How to respect equality and diversity in relationships


Living in the Wider World

  • Respect for self and others and the importance of responsible behaviours and actions
  • Rights and responsibilities as members of families, other groups and ultimately as citizens
  • Different groups and communities
  • Respecting diversity and equality and how to be a productive member of a diverse community
  • Importance of respecting and protecting the environment