Ashton Under Hill First School

Shaping Bright Futures Together

PSHE (Personal, social, health and economic education)





  • Develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to lead confident and independent lives in the wider world
  • Become informed, active and responsible citizens
  • Experience the process of democracy
  • Develop physical, emotional and mentally healthy lifestyles and learn how to keep safe
  • Learn about healthy relationships
  • To understand how their wellbeing affect all aspects of their every day lives



At Ashton under Hill First School PSHE is taught each week as a discreet subject throughout Nursery, Early Years, Key Stage 1 and 2. We follow a programme called SCARF where each of the letters stand for a different strand of PSHE ;






The curriculum consists of 6 different core themes :

Me and My Relationships

Valuing Difference

Keeping Safe

Rights and Respect

Being My Best

Growing and Changing

Our teaching in PSHE follows a spiral curriculum where strands within the six core themes are revisited and developed each year according to the stage of development and needs of the children.

Through PSHE, we nurture and embed our school values of Friendship, Resilience, Respect, Curiosity and Working together and we also fulfil our statutory duty to provide Relationships Education and Health Education from Nursery to Early Years and thereafter, Key Stages 1 and 2.

The children are guided through their PSHE journey by three jolly characters: Harold the giraffe, Kiki the penguin and Derek the Kangaroo. These characters appear in age related scenarios to aid the children's understanding and as they move throughout the year groups become familiar faces to embed their learning.


Open here for PSHE content

PSHE Long Term Plan EYFS, Key Stage 1 and 2

PSHE Long Term Plan Nursery


Link to School Values

Through our PSHE curriculum our children develop the skills and knowledge to enable them to :

  • develop effective relationships
  • assume greater personal responsibility
  • manage personal safety, including online
  • be prepared to manage physical and emotional changes at puberty
  • find out about a wider world
  • make an active contribution to their communities. 

We also make explicit links to the children's mental health and wellbeing through PSHE lessons. Please view the Mental Health and Wellbeing page for more details.

Link to Mental Health and Wellbeing Page

Throughout the year we will also get involved in themed days of weeks which reflect the values of PSHE such as Children's Mental Health Week, Internet Safety Week, various different fundraising activities and business enterprise events.