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PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) forms a key part of our curriculum at Elm Wood Primary School. It gives children access to critical information about themselves and the many facets of the diverse world around them. At Elm Wood we provide a specifically tailored curriculum that has been adapted from the PSCHE association. Our curriculum is clearly sequenced for progression and development throughout the school. It meets the context of our school community. 

At Elm Wood, we aim to promote children’s knowledge, emotional wellbeing, self-esteem and resilience, and to help them to form and maintain worthwhile and positive relationships. Children will be taught to be respectful to themselves and to others, including respecting and celebrating differences. We teach children about keeping safe, including when online and using technology.  

We aim to develop key character skills, including decision making, informed risk taking, good communication, and self-regulation strategies. We encourage the exploration of, and respect for, values held by different cultures and groups within our local community and promote the development of positive attitudes. We encourage honesty and respect in all relationships, and nurture sensitivity to the needs and feelings of others.


Our aim is to enable children to develop a deepening knowledge of their health and wellbeing, including their mental and physical wellbeing. Through our teaching of RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) we aim to equip children and young people with the information and skills to understand and to be able to cope with the physical and emotional changes that happen during puberty. We provide information which is relevant and appropriate to the age and maturity of pupils in line with the statutory requirements for schools’ teaching in this area.  

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