Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

“PSHE education gives pupils the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain.” - PSHE Association

At West Green we believe that effective PSHE should start early and be developmental, appropriate to their age and maturity. We understand that there may be some concerns around some aspects of PSHE, and also concerns linked to cultural or religious beliefs. We want to reassure you that our curriculum has been designed for the sole purpose of preparing your children for the wider world and helping to keep them safe. However, after looking at the information below, if you do have any concerns or queries, please feel free to come in and talk with us.

Quotes from our recent consultation meeting with parents:

“Very useful – it helps to understand how the school and parents can work together.”

“Today’s session was really useful to see what is being taught and at what level and was a good opportunity to input into the PSHE.”

“Now I am more aware of what topics are being taught and at what age, it will give me more opportunity to raise these issues at home.”

“It will be helpful to know which topics will be covered each year, so I can be better prepared for any questions arising following lessons at school.”

“I feel that parents have a responsibility to teach their children and not having to rely on teachers to do it all.”

Any concerns? – “Not at all. I feel very comfortable with the PSHE curriculum at West Green School.”


Quotes from Ofsted (2018):

“Staff ensure that pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is at the centre of everything they do. Consequently, pupils are well prepared for their next steps in education and life in modern, diverse Britain. “

“The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is very good. Pupils say that they feel safe and secure at West Green, and they are. They can confidently recall how to keep themselves safe, including when accessing the internet.”

“Pupils show respect for one another and for adults in the school. They are aware of the need for rules and consequences. The curriculum ensures that pupils have regular opportunities to learn about different faiths and cultures, reflect on British values and celebrate diversity.”