The PSHCE curriculum at Churchfields has been carefully tailored to meet the needs of our pupils. The purpose of this subject is to equip pupils with ‘a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions’ (National Curriculum, updated 2020). Areas taught are outlined in the National Curriculum, the Basic School Curriculum and in statutory guidance: drug education, financial education, health and relationship education (HRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle. Citizenship, although not a statutory area of study, is a fundamental area of the PSHCE curriculum at Churchfields. Children learn about democracy, the rule of law and the consequences of anti-social and aggressive behaviours. Learning about these topics is essential for pupils to be well-equipped to cope with the changes, opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of childhood, adolescence and adult-life.


How Do We Teach PSHCE?

As well as teaching our pupils how to make decisions in order to live a happy and healthy life, PSHCE lessons at Churchfields require pupils to develop strong skills in speaking and listening, cooperation, empathy and respect. We recognise that we may think and feel different things and that this is ok. Our pupils learn that when they disagree, they disagree with a statement and do not make their responses personal. Being aware of and looking after our mental health is also an important skill: in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, our pupils take part in a weekly mindfulness session to manage stress, reduce anxiety and cultivate peace of mind.

PSHCE illustration

Read our PSHCE Policy

Read our Health and Relationship Policy

Our RSHE Leader is Ms Williams

Our RSHE Link Governor is Mrs Dempsey

Meet the Healthy Eaters

We are the super Healthy Eaters and our job is to help educate both the school and community more about having a healthier lifestyle. This would include what consists of a balanced diet and what activities you could do.

Healthy eating

Meet the Junior Travel Ambassadors

We’re the Junior Travel Ambassadors (JTA). With our shining JTA badges and bundles of enthusiasm, we’re the pupils who think about road safety and transport! We are from all year groups across the school to ensure we represent the whole school.

Children cycling in a circle

Meet the Newshounds

We are a group of Churchfields pupils who are passionate about finding out more about what is happening in our local community, country and the wider world.

Boy and girl reading book together

Meet the School Council

Our School Council is made up of pupils who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school.

Boy opening locker in corridor

Beyond the National Curriculum

Our PSHCE Team

Ms Williams
PSHCE Leader
Mrs Dempsey
PSHCE Link Governor