Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education and Citizenship Education

All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education, drawing on good practice’ National Curriculum Guidance.

At Wibsey Primary School we aim to promote healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We encourage all our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community through class & school councils, fundraising events, supporting nominated charities and involvement in community activities. Our pupils are given opportunities in PSHE & Citizenship and SEAL assemblies to develop confidence, self-motivation and an understanding of their rights and responsibilities within our diverse society.

We teach PSHE & Citizenship in a variety of ways: as a discrete subject, through SEAL lessons, via assemblies and through other subjects such as RE, History, Geography, Literacy, Maths and Science, as well as through outdoor educational visits, community work and activities.

The PSHE and Citizenship curriculum at Wibsey PrimarySchool

It is paramount that the learning our pupils do at Wibsey Primary is meaningful and helps them to develop into well rounded individuals, who use initiative when dealing real life  challenges. For this reason, we have developed the Wibsey Skills for Life curriculum which is a holistic, integrated approach to children’s Personal, Social, Health and Economic education. This curriculum was developed over a number of years and is bespoke to the needs of our children at Wibsey. It covers eleven key life skills children should master before eleven! They are:

  • Developing Healthy Lifestyles
  • Managing Relationships
  • Effective Decision Making
  • Communicating Clearly
  • Understanding Rights and Responsibilities
  • Coping with Life
  • The Art of Thinking
  • Managing Finances
  • Goal Setting
  • Engaging in the Community
  • Managing Media


For more information, visit our curriculum overview page and click on the Wibsey Skills for Life curriculum link.

Extra Curricular Opportunities

We offer a range of different activities, clubs and competitions for the children to get involved in. We believe in promoting pupil voice, getting children immersed in school life and supporting their local community. Pictures below show the Wibsey Jobs Project, Wibsey Jobs Fair,  Anti bullying Picket, Wibsey Masterchef, Wibsey’s Got Talent and the Diversity Defenders in action.

What is Sex and Relationships Education?

Sex and relationships education is learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, relationships, sex, human sexuality and sexual health. Some aspects are taught in science, and others are taught as part of personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE). A comprehensive programme of SRE provides accurate information about the body, reproduction, sex, and sexual health. It also gives children and young people essential skills for building positive, enjoyable, respectful and non-exploitative relationships and staying safe both on and offline. At Wibsey Primary School we believe high quality SRE helps create safe school communities in which pupils can grow, learn, and develop positive, healthy behaviour for life.

For more information please see our SRE policy below.


Advice for Parents and Carers

RSE parent overview

SRE is weaved throughout our PSHCE curriculum and there is a tailored programme for upper KS2 which focuses on the emotional and psychical changes that happen during puberty supported by the School Nurse.

SRE Age Related Overview

ages 5-7 – Relationships, managing conflict and how to be safe
ages 7-11 – Puberty, relationships (including marriage, divorce, separation, same-sex and civil partnerships), managing emotions and dealing with negative pressures

Lesson plans and resources are available to look at below.  We hold parent SRE workshops every year before the KS2 sessions begin to give you an opportunity discuss the resources and any questions you have in more depth. You will receive a letter during the summer term letting you know when this is.

SRE year 5 pre and post SRE session

Year 5 & 6 SRE Programme of Study

WPS SRE Policy

Additional Support for Parents and Carers

Support for Parents