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Hurst Knoll St James'

CE Primary School

Inspiring Faith and Learning for Life



Personal, social, health and economic education is a key part of the school’s curriculum and also part of the everyday life of the school. Teaching within this area of the curriculum helps the children to understand the world around them, their place within it and how they can name and manage their feelings. Children are given knowledge of the world, such as what constitutes a healthy relationship, how to lead a healthy life, how to manage money and through relationships and sex education they understand how their body changes as they grow and why this happens. Within school, the values of love, trust, respect, forgiveness, hope and tolerance are at the heart of the school ethos and these are reinforced within our PSHE teaching. From September 2020, primary schools in England also need to teach Relationships and Health Education as compulsory subjects and the Department for Education strongly recommends this should also include age-appropriate Sex Education.  


Our PSHE curriculum overview can be found below as can a link to the PSHE association website and the current government guidance with regard to PSHE:


PSHE Association Website

DfE PSHE guidance


At Hurst Knoll St James' we use the SCARF PSHE curriculum. Frequently asked questions can be found here: