Welcome PSHE!

At Springdale we aim to ensure that  our “PSHE education equips children and young people with knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive, fulfilled, capable and responsible lives.”

From September 2020, the Government decided that all primary age children will be taught Relationships and Health Education (RHE). Parents and Governors have been part of this consultation progress.

These subjects, which we will teach via our Personal, Social, Health & Economic (PSHE) education curriculum, are designed to equip your child with knowledge to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships as well as preparing them for a happy and successful adult life.  At Springdale we welcome this this decision as we consider them to be vital to ensure emotional well-being and have covered the vast majority of the topics and themes which the Government is now asking all schools to deliver for many years.  This has been done mainly through our PSHE education programme, which is an important part of our approach to developing the whole child at Springdale. We work hard to ensure that resources and material are right for both our children and the school community, adapting in response to changing need.

Springdale School PSHE Ethos/Aims

To ensure all children:

  • Are happy and secure in school and in their learning.

  • Feel valued and develop as independent learners. 

  • Behave well, are respectful and polite and take responsibility for their actions.

  • Enjoy their learning and are well motivated to fully achieve their potential, whatever their background and ability.

  • Are kind and caring towards each other, taking pride in their own heritage and cultural tradition whilst being understanding and tolerant of others.

  • Become technologically confident whilst remaining safe in an increasingly sophisticated world.

  • Are hard- working and well- motivated, looking at ways to improve their own


  • Develop their self-esteem and personal confidence

  • Take pride in their own achievements and those of others.

  • Listen carefully to each other, respond with positivity, always try to find a way forward but know when adult help is needed and who they can go to when these situations arise.


Through the teaching of PSHE education, our overarching aims and objectives for our pupils are to:

  • become competent in the skills required for everyday living: especially social, emotional and inter-personal skills.

  • develop independent thinking skills which will allow them to make sensible choices in all areas of life.

  • become self-reliant, self-disciplined and have self-respect.

  • have an enterprising and positive approach to activities and challenges.

  • become considerate of others, to respect peoples’ points of view and opinions.

  • have an understanding of fair play and the need for rules.

  • take initiative and act responsibly as an individual and member of the family, class, school and local, wider and world communities

  • promote a positive attitude to healthy lifestyle and keeping safe

  • learn the value of respect, love and care