Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education programme. 

Relationships, Health & Sex Education – (RSE) 


At Worsthorne Primary School, it is our intent to provide all children with a broad and balanced curriculum that aims to assist children and young people to prepare for adult life by supporting them through their physical, emotional and moral development and helping them to understand themselves, respect others and form and sustain healthy relationships. This will be implemented by delivering a programme of study that is bespoke to our school and all our children.

Implementation through Teaching and Learning


The school seeks to provide a safe, secure learning environment for PSHE that enables children and young people to gain accurate knowledge, develop their own values and attitudes and develop skills to grow into happy, confident, successful adults. At the beginning of each year, every class sets ground rules that children must follow during PSHE lessons. This creates a safe and supportive learning environment and allows children to feel comfortable and to speak openly and honestly.

At Worsthorne Primary School, we promote the needs and interests of all pupils, irrespective of gender, culture or background and all teachers take into account the children’s age, ability and readiness when planning and implementing their PSHE lessons.

PSHE is delivered through discreet curriculum time, assemblies and class discussions/circle time, with teachers ensuring time is made within the curriculum to meet the needs of the children in their class. Certain topics may be discussed more informally as and when issues arise throughout the school year. We respect pupils’ unique starting points by providing learning that is suitable to their level, taking into account their age, maturity and how emotionally secure they are.

Within the academic year, theme days or weeks are also planned to incorporate aspects of the PSHE curriculum. These include Safer Internet Day and Anti-Bullying Week. Things such as ‘The Daily Mile’ are also integral parts of our school day and link closely to PSHE objectives.


We use JIGSAW to deliver our PSHE/RSE Curriculum, and we enhance this with content and sessions relevant to our children at Worsthorne Primary. 

We celebrated International Day of Happiness, launched in our assembly. The children loved dancing and singing to ‘Happy’ and have covered our Colour Monster with all the things that make them happy.

The children were set  a ‘secret challenge’ too involving smiling…they loved it!

Breakfast Club also celebrated by making someone smile. They wrote lovely messages, notes, pictures and even wrote jokes! Amazing!

We talked about the Happy colour monster, which is yellow. We discussed what makes us happy. I showed the children the large colour monster and asked them throughout the week to add what makes them feel happy around the outside. I didn’t expect so many lovely comments. It certainly made me happy reading them all!

We dressed in red and raised money for RED NOSE DAY. Our children like to help others in need.

Meet Our Young Mental Health Champions

Two of our amazing pupils in school attended training to become Young Mental Health Champions in our school. The children met the inspirational Jenna Downing, who led the training on behalf of the Youth Sport Trust, and she shared her journey of ups and downs to become a Mental Health Champion herself. 


Our two champs have a special role in school, ensuring that their peers have someone to turn to if they need any support. Our champions meet and communicate with our PSHE leader, to ensure that all children are heard and supported. 

How do you feel? Our youngest children in school, and beyond, learn about the different emotions that we can feel at different times. The older children in school are able to recognise and support our younger children when they talk about their feelings through reference of the relevant colour monsters. 

Led by our ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) member of staff; Mrs Pier, the Bee Hive is a safe haven for children to drop in and talk, take part in activities, and know that there is somewhere to turn. 

Promoting Fundamental British Values

In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law

The Key Values are:

  • democracy
  • rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect
  • tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs