Personal, Social, Health and education

At Vicarage Primary School, Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Citizenship provide further opportunities to develop a broad and cross curricular curriculum in school. These cross-curricular dimensions, like spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is embedded throughout the school and draws attention to the need for pupils to develop an understanding about themselves and society around them and to become thoughtful and active members of the society. Our teaching develops the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. We meet the statutory government guidance for our taught age groups concerning drug education and sex and relationships education (RSE).

Through PSHE, our ultimate goal is to foster the notions of responsibility and empowerment to promote a sense of achievement, enhance self-confidence and help pupils make informed and healthy life choices.  PSHE education at Vicarage is guided by the core values of:

  • Honesty
  • Kindness
  • Trust
  • Responsibility
  • Friendship
  • Self-control
  • Empathy
  • Respect
  • Tolerance

Furthermore, alongside class-based teaching, we also have whole school projects and events that support our values and goals. For example, we embed anti-bullying days throughout the year (one every half-term) focusing on different themes, run student school council, where pupils can practice their reasoning and debate skills and voice their opinions, host healthy eating week, walk to school week and water aid.

A brighter future: healthy eating

This year a group of our year 6 children have also participated in a National competition run by City Pitch. They have worked extremely hard to develop and finalise a social action idea, which they feel is prevalent in their community: obesity. Raising awareness about obesity and tackling the issues around it is significant for our children especially for our ‘Nobesity’ team!

Not only did they deliver a presentation for the whole of year 6, they have also presented to a panel of judges at City Hall, winning the full £1500 funding on offer to do their part in tackling the problem. They’ve decided to start off with a Fun Fit Fest day full of fitness and health related activities running in conjunction with the Summer fete and Healthy eating week in T6.

Researching as a team and coming up with creative ideas required a lot of concentration for the year 6 children!

Presenting in front of a panel of judges was no sweat for our ‘Nobesity team’!

Receiving it with a smile, the children were honored with a medal and a check for £1500.

Some of the year 6 children rehearsing their presentation for ‘Nobesity’ before they deliver it
to the rest of the year group.


video coming soon…

Useful links

PSHE Association
PSHE – Everyschool
Primary Resources