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Brushwood Junior School


Welcome to PSHE at Brushwood!


To promote positive well-being and mental health of all children and ensure they are provided the opportunity to express and understand their emotions in a safe and respected environment.



During the children’s journey at Brushwood they will engage with an inclusive, spiral curriculum of learning year on year. They will address three key areas: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World.


All children will have the opportunity to address key social, emotional, mental and physical areas within the curriculum, engaging in personal reflection and discussion. Brushwood children will specifically reflect upon their own mental health, gaining a better understanding of themselves and gaining positive coping strategies to deal with a range of issues. They will feel confident and prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.


By the time they leave Brushwood, pupils will be fully prepared to live in the wider world as they will have considered key areas such as:

  • Healthy Lifestyles, Growing and Changing, Keeping Safe
  • Feelings and Emotions, Healthy Relationships, Valuing Difference
  • Rights and Responsibilities, Environment, Money



The curriculum is set out to be a spiral curriculum where the children will review similar topics each year and they will gain a developed understanding about the key areas, mentioned above. This will allow for the children to embed their knowledge and be able to apply their understanding to various situations.


These topic areas could then be incorporated into the assembly theme each week, allowing children to broaden their understanding and application of knowledge.


Planning is informed by and aligned with the national curriculum. Consideration is given to how learners will be supported in line with the school’s commitment to inclusion. Outcomes of work are regularly monitored to ensure that they reflect a sound understanding of the key identified knowledge.


Impact - Aims and Objectives

Through our PSHE curriculum, we will provide opportunities for our pupils to:

  • Develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally
  • Develop self-confidence and self-responsibility
  • Develop respect for themselves and those around them
  • Develop their resilience and ambition through learning positive strategies to deal with a range of situations  
  • Understand and implement our British Values
  • Acknowledge and appreciate difference and diversity
  • Be independent, responsible and active member of the classroom, school and the local community
  • Learn to make informed choices
  • Be prepared to be positive and active members of a democratic society
  • Understand what constitutes a safe and healthy lifestyle
  • Develop the ability to form good relationships
  • Develop strategies to communicate and collaborate effectively with others
  • Understand and manage their emotions
  • Have opportunities to consider issues which may affect their own lives and/or the lives of others
  • Have the confidence to speak up when they feel something is not right


Here is what PSHE looks like at Brushwood!

This is an outline of the PSHE content taught to each year group by term.

This is a poster which all children will know, understand and adhere to during any PSHE lesson. These are based upon our school values and therefore, promote collaboration, confidence, ambition, respect and resilience towards everyone.