Our approach to PSHCE

Our approach to teaching Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) at Chesterton is to help develop every child become a well-rounded global citizen who understands how different people around the world live their lives.

This supports the children’s understanding that not everyone is given the same opportunities. UNCRC Article #29 (I have the right to an education which develops my personality, respect for others’ rights and the environment) is at the core of everything we do at Chesterton. We also promote our school values (Pride Resilience and Kindness) as well as embed our Life Ladder Skills throughout all lessons, meaning by the time children leave Chesterton they have the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives, as well as being informed, empathetic, active and responsible citizens who are prepared for the future. Currently our whole school focus is on SDG #3 ‘good health and well-being’, we aim to ensure that all pupils understand how to keep themselves and others healthy.

How we teach PSHCE

We believe that all children should be given the opportunity to develop in an environment that promotes mutual respect. During PSHCE lessons we promote children’s self-esteem and emotional well-being through open discussions and debates, P4C (Philosophy for Children), role plays, circle time, group work, charity work, community and environmental projects, trips and inviting guest speakers into school. We follow the National Curriculum objectives as well as bespoke objectives that reflect the needs and interests of our pupils. These are often related to current issues in the local area that may be affecting our children and their families .Our children gain further insight through assemblies and curriculum days. Children in the Early Years are taught Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) following the objectives set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile.

Useful links 

KS1 - BBC Teach 

Think You Know – Online protection for children (KS1) 

KS2 - BBC Teach

Think You Know – Online protection for children (KS2)

UNCRC Rights


Kids Health


Talk to Frank

Family Lives