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Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. It deals with the real life issues affecting our children, families and communities and is concerned with the social, health and economic realities of their lives, experiences and attitudes. PSHE education helps all children and young people to achieve their fullest potential.


We have chosen to adopt the widely acclaimed Jigsaw scheme for the teaching of PSHE and RSE in school. There are full details of the programme of study available above, along with information for parents.


At Grayshott CE Primary School we aim to promote healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We encourage all our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community through class events, school councils, fundraising opportunities, supporting nominated charities and involvement in community activities. Our children are given opportunities in PSHE lessons and assemblies to develop confidence, self-motivation and an understanding of their rights and responsibilities within our diverse society. We teach PSHE in a variety of ways: as a discrete subject, through Jigsaw lessons, via assemblies and through other subjects, most notably within Science, PE, RE and Literacy as well as through outdoor educational visits.


British Values and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development

By integrating SMSC and British Values into the life of our school we aim to develop a sense of society, tolerance and collaboration that tackles prejudice and promotes equality. We aim to teach children to make sense of the world we live in, how to interact positively with others, how to know themselves and the person they may become in the future.


Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) education is a natural focus for Personal, Social Health and Emotional education (PSHE) teaching, as exploration of culture and society is key. 



Spiritual education in PSHE inspires curiosity into how our identities are complex, can change over time and are informed by different understandings of what it means to be a member of our school and local community, as well as a citizen both of the UK and the world.



Moral education in PSHE provides opportunity to weigh up what is fair and unfair in different situations, understanding that justice is fundamental to a democratic society and explore the role of law in maintaining order and resolving conflict. It also allows pupils to question and reflect on different ideas, opinions, assumptions, beliefs and values when exploring topical and controversial issues and problems.



Social education in PSHE helps pupils to consider how democracy, justice, diversity, tolerance, respect and freedom are valued by people with different beliefs, backgrounds and traditions within a changing democratic society. It creates understanding that individuals, organisations and governments have responsibilities to ensure that rights are balanced, supported and protected.



Cultural education in PSHE looks at different kinds of rights and obligations and how these affect both individuals and communities. It enables pupils to evaluate critically different ideas and viewpoints of cultures, including those with which they do not necessarily agree. It encourages reflection and evaluation on what they have learnt from the intended and unintended consequences of their own action, and how that affects others in their communities.