PSHE is Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education.  At TPA, we have been teaching many aspects of PSHE for several years - some discretely and some linked to our themes and key texts.  The Government made PSHE a statutory subject in September 2020, meaning that schools must teach it and set out guidance around what pupils should know by the end of their time in primary and secondary school.

In February 2021, the Department for Education recognised that as a result of the pandemic, schools would be behind with their preparations for PSHE, extending their time schools had to work on this until September 2021.  Despite this extension, we have continued to teach PSHE in class and remotely while children were accessing online learning.  The government guidance can be found by clicking on this link


Our approach to building the PSHE curriculum

We are part of a project with West Sussex County Council called Education for Safeguarding (E4S).  This essentially sets out PSHE as a universal curriculum to help children understand the world they are growing up in, teaching them how to keep themselves safe in all areas of their world and giving every child the best chance for their lives ahead.  

The E4S curriculum is based around 4 key cornerstones:

Relationship and Health Education

Digital and Media Literacy

Physical Health and Wellbeing

Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Through thorough consultation with staff, parents, governors and children, we are able to use the E4S tools to create a bespoke curriculum that meets the needs of our children.  Once we have built the curriculum and identified what content will be taught where, we will be looking for links with our existing curriculum and identifying opportunities where content could be taught through our key texts.  PSHE/E4S content will also be taught discretely in a subject the children will know as TTB Citizens.  The letter and accompanying video explanation about the consultation process can be found in the documents panel at the right hand side of the page.


Further information about our approach to PSHE, including our approach to Sex and Relationships education at TPA is found in the documents panel at the right hand side of the page.  This has been produced following consultation with staff, governors and parents.