“You must love your neighbour as you love yourself” 

Jesus (Luke 10v27b)

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”

Bill Keane

Helping Each Child to Flourish

At Heworth, we have a whole school approach to PSHE, which promotes children’s personal, social and economic development, as well as their health and wellbeing. Our aim is that all children flourish through giving them the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens. 

Our children’s wellbeing, happiness and safety are our first priority, and PSHE is one of our key vehicles through which we share this with children. We regard PSHE as a vital and integral component of the whole curriculum; it is central to our approach and is at the core of our ethos; underpinning the school values.

What PSHE looks like at Heworth

Children will have six lessons every half term.  We ensure that we tailor the learning for the children in our school.  Teachers plan using the ‘Jigsaw’ Schemes of learning for PSHE which focuses on the following six areas:

  1. Being Me in My World: Includes understanding my place in the class, school and global community as well as devising Learning Charters.
  2. Celebrating Difference: Includes anti-bullying (cyber and homophobic bullying included) and diversity work
  3. Dreams and Goals: Includes goal-setting, aspirations for yourself and the world and working together.
  4. Healthy Me: Includes drugs and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices
  5. Relationships: Includes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills.
  6. Changing Me: This puzzle includes sex and relationships education in the context of coping positively with change. (includes age-appropriate sex education)

How do our values shine through PSHE?


children take time to reflect on and celebrate differences and diversity. They learn the importance of being compassionate to themselves and all others.


Children learn to resolve conflicts fairly and the importance of forgiveness for the perpetrator and the victim.


Children learn endurance and the importance of keeping going and not giving in when setting goals.

How do children flourish in PSHE at Heworth?

  • Children know that they are unique, special and wonderfully made.
  • Children respect and celebrate differences by being compassionate to all. 
  • Children know how to deal with conflict when it arises.
  • Children are aspirational when setting goals.  Developing endurance as they achieve them.  
  • Children understand the importance and have strategies to look after their physical and mental well-being.