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PSHE encompasses all areas designed to promote children’s personal, social and health development. It gives children the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need to stay healthy and safe, develop worthwhile relationships, understand and respect differences, develop independence and responsibility, and make the most of their own abilities and those of others.


At Beacon we deliver a broad, balanced and engaging PSHE and RSE curriculum, using the SCARF scheme of work from Year 1 to Year 6. This scheme of work is based around six units of work: Me and my Relationships, Valuing Difference, Keeping Myself Safe, Rights and Responsibilities, Being my Best and Growing and Changing. Each year group will cover the same theme at the same time during the year, building upon their prior knowledge from previous years.


At Beacon Primary the children are also exposed to many dates throughout the year that are dedicated to special events. These ‘Special Days’ include for Jeans for Genes day, Bonfire and Firework Safety, Armistice Day, Anti-Bullying Week, Children in Need, Chinese New Year, Safer Internet Day, Children’s Mental Health Week, Fairtrade Fortnight, Autism Awareness Week, St. Andrew’s Day, St. George’s Day, St. David’s Day, Comic Relief/Sport Relief, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and World Book Day.


In Early Years, the children learn PSHE through the subject Personal, Social and Emotional Development The children access the subject through their play and through adult led activities for a range of topics across the year, as well as in weekly circle time discussions.


What is RSE?

RSE stands for “relationships and sex education” and as part of Relationships and Health Education, is a new approach to teaching children about relationships and health.


Is RSE compulsory?

The Relationships Education, RSE , and Health Education (England) Regulations 2019 have made Relationships Education compulsory in all primary schools.


All primary school children will be required to learn about relationships and health. Relationships and Health Education comprises two distinct areas:

  • Relationships
  • Physical health and mental wellbeing


When is RSE taught?

At age eight to nine (year 4) children are taught about the emotional and physical changes of growing up, coping strategies for different emotions, as well as looking after their bodies and the onset of puberty.


Miss J Johndrow and Mrs K Meredith

PSHE Leaders

Please use the link below to view the PSHE Policy and RSE Policy:

Special Educational Needs

Please see the document on how Beacon ensure all children, including those with SEND and additional needs provide a curriculum which is tailored to all children.

How we support children with SEN

How we challenge more able pupils

If you want further information about the curriculum content your child is covering please call the school office to arrange an appointment to see the subject leader. 

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