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PSHE stands for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education. RSHE stands for Relationships, Sex and Health education


At Midsomer Norton Primary School, we seek to equip our children with the skills and attributes to thrive in life and to make a positive contribution to society. Our focus is for every child to become a healthy, independent and responsible member of society.


Our aim is to empower pupils through PSHE lessons and assemblies giving them opportunities to develop confidence and gain an understanding of their rights and responsibilities within our school, community and the wider world. 

We use the Jigsaw PSHE scheme which covers six key areas of learning:

  • Identity and self esteem
  • Equality and diversity
  • Being ambitious
  • Being healthy
  • Good relationships
  • Changing me.

We teach the core British values through our Jigsaw scheme covering:

  • democracy;
  • the rule of law;
  • individual liberty;
  • mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.

The scheme also includes social and emotional aspects of learning, relationships and health education and supports our school values and the development of positive learning behaviours.

Please click here to view the PSHE Parent Guide. 

Please click here to view the PSHE and RSHE Policy.

Please click here to view our Anti Bullying Charter.

We have identified 6 attributes or 'learning behaviours' that we wish to foster attaching them all to a 'gem power'.

The learning behaviours are:

Diamond Power - being independent

Ruby Power - supporting others

Emerald Power - being ambitious

Sapphire Power - being resilient

Amethyst Power - keeping focused

Topaz Power - working together

Our overview for PSHE ensures that PSHE knowledge and skills are built upon progressively as children move through the school.

Please click here for the Key Stage 1&2 overview.

Please visit our main curriculum page to see how these topics fit into our two year overview for each phase.

Promoting good mental health is an important part of PSHE. In class and assemblies, we help children understand the importance of looking after our own mental health and supporting others. To see a very useful presentation which shows the kind of language and approach we use with children when discussing mental health click here: Mind Moose presentation.

Sugar Smart

We are proud to be part of the Sugar Smart Campaign and have pledged to reduce the amount of sugar we eat through displays, workshops, assemblies and by making our lunchboxes less sugary.

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