Personal, Social, Health, Economic and Relationship Education

We believe that children are happiest and most successful when they have the knowledge, skills and atrributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe.  

PSHE education enables our pupils to develop into responisble individuals, family members and members of society. We teach PHSE discretely through PHSE lessons, through assemblies and through other curriculum areas such as religious education and science. 


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At Portfield, we use the 1 decision PSHE curriculum. It covers a clearly mapped out range of topic areas, including statutory Health Education and Relationship Education (RSE). More information about the units of work can be found on here

Children learn through a series of video-based dilemmas which teach them about the consequences of making certain choices in different life situations. Each lesson also involves the children recording their new knowledge, thoughts and ideas in their 'workbook'.

This structured approach to the teaching of personal, health, social, economic and relationship knowledge enables our children to be prepare for their future life in modern Britain.



As part of our PSHE curriculum, we have introduced the MindUp programme which is designed to increase the awareness of mental wellbeing. The MindUp programme:

- is a programme for EYFS-Y6 children, brought to life by a teacher in the classroom

- is a science-centric and evidence-based, with over 10 years of research conducted on the programme’s efficacy

- is grounded in four core pillars: Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Mindful Awareness and Social-Emotional Learning

- has 15 lessons per key stage that teach activities around topics such as gratitude, mindfulness and perspective taking

- provides an immersive discovery experience along with daily core practices, such as the guided “Brain Break” breathing exercise

- drives positive behaviour, improves learning and scholastic performance, and increases empathy, optimism and compassion