PSHE and Relationships

Personal, Social, Health, Economic Education and Relationships Education at Tarvin Primary School

At Tarvin Primary School, we teach Personal, Social, Health, Economic Education (PSHE) as a whole- school approach to underpin our children’s personal development and wellbeing. Our curriculum incorporates Relationships Education to ensure our children learn to build positive and safe relationships with family and friends and online.  We believe that PSHE is central to all aspects of our children’s learning at Tarvin Primary School, both in the classroom and beyond. We value PSHE as one way to support our children’s development as citizens in the world. We provide opportunities to develop our children’s understanding of their own identity and place in their class, school and global community. PSHE learning will help to foster tolerant and accepting attitudes amongst our school citizens, and our school provides an environment which makes children feel safe, happy and a sense of belonging.

Our PSHE curriculum links to our guiding principles in the following ways:


We have high expectations of all our learners. By using our chosen schemes, we are able to ensure each child is able to access learning through a variety of ways such as role play, drawings, discussion and writing. Through this, we are giving each child the same opportunity to achieve.


We want our curriculum to be relevant and purposeful to our pupils, considering their own context. We want children to value their community and develop understanding of the wider world - the history, current situation and sustainability for the future. We make conscious links between prior learning because we know this is how deep understanding occurs, KAPOW scheme of learning has ensured we are making links where possible, and that our learning is systematic.


We want it to be more Holistic because we want to develop the whole child. We want our children to develop skills for life, such as resilience , confidence and independence. Social and emotional development is as important as academic progress. We believe that happy brains work best and strongly believe in creating positive, trusted relationships to enable children to thrive. We invest time in both mental and physical health development and teach the children skills to live a healthy life - physically and mentally.


At Tarvin School, we use the following:

Kapow - Scheme of work for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education, including Relationships Education

  • Full curriculum coverage across five topics:
    • Family and relationships
    • Health and wellbeing
    • Safety and the changing body
    • Citizenship
    • Economic wellbeing
  • Created by RSE & PSHE specialists
  • Supports the PSHE Association's Programme of Study
  • Content mapped to Education for a Connected World framework


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No Outsiders

The No Outsiders programme promotes an ethos of inclusion and tolerance, and aims to preapre children for life in modern Britain. This is taught through books which cover a range of topics such as equality, social and cultural diversity. We link these, where possible, to our Kapow scheme of learning.


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The No Outsiders Vision: Inclusive education, promoting community cohesion to prepare young people and adults for life as global citizens.


My Happy Mind

myHappymind was created for schools with a very simple mission: to give today’s children the skills to thrive in tomorrow’s world. Our programmes give children the preventative strategies, skills and tools they need to thrive in the modern world.

My Happy is taught weekly to year groups. There are five units taught each year:

Meet your brain

Understanding how your brain works and how to ensure we look after it so that we can manage our emotions and be at our best. Growth mindset is a key part of this too


Understanding your unique character strengths and learning to celebrate them. This is a fantastic module for building self esteem.


Understanding why gratitude matters and how you can develop gratitude as a habit. Gratitude is key to wellbeing and resilience and we’re all about making it a habit!


Understanding why positive relationships matter and how to build them. We’re focussed on the building blocks of good relationships and friendships.


Understanding how to set meaningful goals that matter and how to keep resilient in times of challenge. This module is all about building self esteem and resilience too.


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