Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

Intent of curriculum:

Our school vision ‘Ready, Respectful, Safe’, demonstrates our goal, which is, to strive for every pupil to be ready to learn, fulfil their potential, develop resilience, work in partnership with each other, be a responsible citizen, have value and respect each other. The personal development of pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally, plays a significant part in children’s ability to learn and achieve, which is why at Poplar we weave this through school life and our curriculum. We foster the ideals of our pupils having their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour, a positive, caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of the cultures.


At Poplar our PSHE  Curriculum is designed to equip all children with the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need to make informed decisions about their well being, health and relationships. We want all children at Poplar to grow up healthy, happy, safe and able to manage the challenges that are part of growing up in the modern world. Through a comprehensive curriculum, we intend to prepare children for life beyond primary school and equip them to be responsible members of our diverse society. We aim to deliver a PSHE curriculum which is accessible to all and has an impact on both academic and non academic outcomes for pupils.


We teach children about their physical health and mental wellbeing and that these are interlinked. Children are taught to recognise issues with their own health and wellbeing and those of others. We teach children what a relationship is, what friendship is, what family means and who can support them. All children are taught to treat each other with kindness, consideration and respect.