PSHE (Personal Social Health Economic Education)

PSHE at St.Joseph The Worker

Personal, social, health and economic education promotes pupils’ personal social and emotional development, as well as their health and well being. It helps to give children the knowledge and skills they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. It gives children an understanding of the rights and responsibilities that are part of being a good citizen and introduces them to some of the principles of prudent  financial planning and understanding.

At St.Joseph The Worker  School we believe that the personal, social and health development of each child, in conjunction with their citizenship skills, has a significant role in their ability to learn. We value the importance of PSHE and Citizenship in preparing children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. In addition we believe that a child needs to learn about the many emotional aspects of life and how to manage their own emotions. We are also aware of the way that PSHE supports many of the principles of Safeguarding.


We follow the PSHE Association guidelines which were outlined and updated in 2014 in line with the new National Curriculum (2014).

It follows 3 core themes

  1. Health and well being
  2. Relationships
  3. Living in the wider world

Take a look at the files attached that will give more detail for each of the core themes.


Files to Download

Contact the School

St Joseph the Worker Primary School

Cutnook Lane, Irlam, M44 6GX

Main Contact: Mrs A Brierley - School Business Manager & Miss K Chilton - School Clerk

Tel: 0161 921 1695
Fax: 0161 921 1699