“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dah


At RL Hughes Primary School our PSHE curriculum is taught in the context of three core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world. Through these we aim to develop skills and attributes such as self-esteem, resilience, team working and critical thinking. We also provide our children with opportunities to learn about what it means to be a member of a diverse society and pupils are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.

We deliver our PSHE curriculum through the JIGSAW PSHE scheme, which aims to develop the ‘whole child’ through a whole school, spiral curriculum approach. This ensures that knowledge and skill are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children.

As a school we focus on the following areas:

  • Being me in my world
  • Celebrating difference
  • Dreams and goals
  • Healthy me
  • Relationships
  • Changing me

Lessons from Common Sense Media (UK) are used to teach digital literacy in all year groups.

At RL Hughes Primary School PSHE is at the core of what we do and therefore our PSHE curriculum is enhanced by making use of links with other areas of the curriculum wherever possible. Lessons are supplemented by weekly assemblies, JIGSAW celebration certificates, a wide range of visitors, a weekly debate club, and theme weeks such as mental health week, money week and anti-bullying week.

At RL Hughes Primary School we believe that PSHE is integral to the development of children’s values in order for them to become an independent, confident, healthy and responsible citizen in an ever-changing world.