Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) is a subject where pupils develop knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain. At Prior Weston Primary and Children’s Centre, we aim to provide opportunities for them to be able to do this both in and out of the classroom. 

At Prior Weston, we want our pupils to develop the qualities needed to be successful within the school environment and also in the wider world, secondary school and beyond.   

We ensure that curriculum subject matter is relevant and up to date, assemblies cover a wide range of themes, and that children have the opportunity to contribute to school wide schemes and events - all with a PSHE focus.


At Prior Weston we use the Islington Agreed Syllabus: You, Me and PSHE. Topics included are:

  • Careers
  • Financial capability and economic wellbeing
  • Drug, alcohol and tobacco education
  • Identity, society and equality
  • Keeping safe and managing risk
  • Mental health and emotional wellbeing
  • Physical health and wellbeing
  • Relationship and health education

We have a broad and balanced curriculum which provides opportunities for effective SMSC (spiritual, moral, social and cultural) development. SMSC is promoted throughout the wider curriculum (please see curriculum maps for full breakdown), in PSHE, regular assemblies, lessons and school activities such as fundraising, celebrations of special festivals and events in the global calendar and links with the wider community.

Throughout the PSHE curriculum children acquire an understanding and experience of the British Values which enable them to value themselves, respect others, appreciate differences and feel confident and informed as a British citizen.  Each lesson features collaborative learning experiences, mindful reflection, engagement activities and learning reflection times.


Teaching and learning is monitored through learning walks, book looks, pupil voice through school council and cross-school moderations.   We want to ensure consistency across year groups and build on children's knowledge and experience as they progress through Prior Weston and beyond.

Our aim is to use the curriculum, assemblies and school-wide events to develop children's awareness and appreciation of the world around them and be thoughtful, positive citizens.

Understanding Relationships and Health Education

"Staff have high expectations of pupils' behaviour"

- Ofsted, 2022