PSHE - Physical Social and Health Education

RSE - Relationship and Sex Education


Physical Social & Health Education


At Lanivet Primary School, it is our intent that all children will be ‘lifelong learners’ with the confidence and ability to develop their personal skills and understanding when having new experiences, meeting new challenges and finding themselves in unfamiliar situations.

We offer the ‘Lifewise PSHE programme’ as a sequence of learning in a nurturing environment, which encourages and allows each child the opportunity to develop their full potential and have their achievements and successes celebrated and rewarded. Our PSHE programme relates directly to our school ethos of Healthy Body, Healthy Mind and Healthy Planet.


PSHE with our school supports many of the principles of safeguarding and the British Values Policies.

Our curriculum will prepare children to be a global citizen in a diverse society and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences required for later life.

We aim to encourage mutual respect, responsibility and foster self-esteem in a happy and caring environment. The Lifewise programme of study supports this by providing building blocks through teaching and learning in the classroom, showing progression across all Key Stages.


At Lanivet Primary School children will learn to be open minded, independent, respectful, resilient, active, creative and forward thinking when learning about how to make safe and informed decisions.

The PSHE, Lifewise curriculum, is aimed at providing Lanivet Primary School children with:

  • Accurate and relevant knowledge
  • Opportunities to create personal understanding
  • Opportunities to explore and challenge a range of values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities
  • A range of skills and strategies to live a healthy, safe, fulfilling and balanced life
  • A way for children to recognise and understand our school values of empathy, cooperation, resilience, respect and perseverance within their PSHE lessons


At Lanivet Primary School, we believe that Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is an integral part of a child’s education and forms part of the PSHE curriculum. RSE is about understanding the importance of family life, stable and loving relationships and respect for others, love and care. We take care to ensure there is no stigmatism of any child based on their home circumstances and we do not use RSE as a means of promoting any form of sexual orientation.


At Lanivet Primary School:

  • Teachers strive to deliver the ‘Lifewise PSHE Scheme’ of sequenced learning that sets out a progressive and sequenced programme evidenced by the learning intentions written into all the materials.
  • Teachers will ensure that children with SEND and those who require further differentiation are supported in Lifewise and meet individual needs.
  • The school will provide a wide range of child-centred activities to ensure learning is enjoyable for pupils. Lifewise is implemented throughout the whole school focusing on different topics each term. It is embedded through all lessons and the whole school day with everyone supporting and encouraging the children. Teachers will encourage children to interact and use the skills they are developing and to make links to other areas of learning.
  • Lifewise deals with the diverse beliefs, values and attitudes that individuals and societies hold. It helps pupils develop themselves, their understanding of the world, and their ability to communicate their feelings.
  • Children at Lanivet Primary School also acquire an understanding and experiences of British values that are necessary, if they are to make sense of their experiences, value themselves, respect others, appreciate differences and feel confident and informed as a British citizen.
  • Parents are given the opportunity to discuss what their child is learning so that they can support their child’s work at home. Any questions that children ask are answered sensitively and in a caring manner. Lessons and resources are always age appropriate.
  • Teachers use both formative and summative assessments opportunities to assess PSHE knowledge, and how these are applied within social and emotional skills development.
  • We continuously assess the implementation and impact of our PHSE across the whole school in order to ensure we provide the support that is necessary for all children to achieve.
  • The PSHE co-ordinator, in conjunction with the Leadership Team, monitors the effectiveness of the teaching and learning taking place through teacher discussions, meetings and work scrutiny.
  • All teachers have received training in using the Lifewise PSHE scheme and how to deliver the PSHE curriculum successfully. 
  • Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) is taught as part of the PSHE curriculum near the end of the summer term and is taught as a whole school within the same week. As a school, we use the updated Christopher Winter Project (CWP) to deliver detailed and age appropriate RSE lessons. Following a review of the RSE lessons within the Lifewise programme it was decided that the CWP contained more up to date and more relevant detail around the RSE needs of our own school. 


Through our PSHE education, we believe we can enhance children’s experience of education and help them to become caring, respectful and confident individuals.

  • All children to understand the importance of PSHE and British Values and the effects it can have on life in and out of school
  • PSHE portfolios evidence success criteria
  • Pupil voice and self-worth by contributing to school life
  • Programmes of work tackle key barriers to learning, raise aspirations and help improve life chances, particularly for the vulnerable and disadvantaged
  • PSHE can increase academic attainment and attendance rates
  • PSHE can improve employability and boost social awareness
  • Tackles moral, social and cultural issues on a daily basis
  • Children learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society
  • RSE will contribute to the pupils developing the skills to enable them to take control over their own sexual health and entity and become responsible citizens who make well-informed decisions about their lives


Our overall impact is that we enable learners to ultimately become healthy, independent and responsible members of our wider community and society.

To assess impact, a selection of children will be chosen for pupil conferencing, where our ethos and learning of new skills is discussed. Lesson progress is tracked and presented in ‘Lanivet School PSHE Floor Books’. Understanding assessment for each child in each PSHE lesson is added to the Lifewise programme which can also be used to identify any children who may have gaps in understanding, or were absent for that lesson and will require additional support with that topic. Governors meet with the PSHE lead to discuss the progress of the subject and possible next steps to ensure this subject is always developing, improving and being taught in the most effective and successful way.