“Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. These skills and attributes help pupils to stay healthy, safe, and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. PSHE education helps pupils to achieve their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life.”

-PSHE Association, 2016


At Mareham Le Fen we have tailored PSHE to suit our pupils, school and community; considering our school’s vision, ethos, aims and our pupils’ needs. Our personal and social development covers a range of issues, such as health and hygiene, staying safe (outside, online and with strangers), relationships and living in the wider world.

During PSHE sessions children are encouraged to both ask and answer questions, to deepen their knowledge and understanding within a safe learning environment. A great deal of time is spent considering scenarios and possible responses to them. Lessons and activities are planned to include all children by using a range of approaches. This includes: questioning, use of resources, and mixed ability grouping to enable children to offer peer support. Lessons are planned to facilitate the best possible outcome for all children within the class.

Our Programme of Study for PSHE education aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, teamworking and critical thinking that they need to manage life’s challenges and make the most of life’s opportunities.

PSHE Overview