Swalwell Primary School

Working together, learning together





At Swalwell Primary School, Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. 




The school follows the ‘You, Me, PSHE’ scheme of work. It provides a clear and progressive PSHE curriculum although we have tailored some aspects to meet the needs of our children. It is enriched with key texts, visitors, assemblies and national events.   


 PSHE is divided into 7 different strands: 


  • Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) 
  • Drug, alcohol and tobacco education 
  • Keeping safe and managing risk 
  • Mental health and wellbeing 
  • Physical health and wellbeing 
  • Careers, financial capability and economic wellbeing 
  • Identity, society and equality  


At Swalwell Primary School we believe that PSHE plays a vital part of primary education and needs to be taught at least weekly, with all children have a timetabled weekly lesson. There are always occasions where teachers may feel it necessary to teach PSHE as a result of an issue arisen in their own class. PSHE is integral to the development of children values in order for them to become a positive citizen in a forever changing community. PSHE is an important part of school assemblies were children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured. 




Pupil progress is assessed at the end of the unit of work, using the pupil self-assessment sheets which have been developed to match each topic. These are based on a simple draw or write method and aim to assess the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the topic. 


Please see the links for the schools Long Term Plan and skill progression. If you would like any further information regarding our PSHE curriculum, including Relationship & Sex Education, then please contact the school.   

PSHE Champions


We currently have 6 PSHE Champions, who support their peerspromote confidence within PSHE, discuss plans and ideas for the subject, share their views and help to deliver assemblies. 



Long Term Plan