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At Godstone Primary and Nursery School our intent is that our PSHE curriculum ensures that every pupil receives a high quality PSHE and RSE education to best prepare them for the modern world, enabling them to maintain good mental health, healthy relationships, mutual respect and tolerance for one another, economic independence, understanding consent and the knowledge and skills to stay safe, both on and off-line.  It gives children the knowledge and vocabulary regarding their body and healthy relationships; ensuring that children are better able to speak out regarding any safeguarding and child protection issues.  Our PSHE curriculum reflects the community and world in which we live in and instils a culture of respect in line with our core values.  It supports children to develop:



Develop Empathy and Respect and tolerance for Difference

Raise Expectations

Risk Management

Team Working

Critical Thinking

Improved Life Chances - including careers and healthy relationships

We uphold the PSHE Associations belief that through an excellent PSHE curriculum, children will develop the knowledge and skills to:

‘embrace the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life… that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships and to build their self-efficacy’


  • DfE data shows that the most common approach to careers education is delivery through PSHE lessons (87%), including the crucial early learning in primary years that raises aspirations and broadens understanding of the world of work.

“The evidence shows that personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education can improve the physical and psychosocial well-being of pupils. A virtuous cycle can be achieved, whereby pupils with better health and well-being can achieve better academically, which in turn leads to greater success.”  DfE