Personal, Social and Health Education

Personal, Social, Health and Education (PSHE) enables pupils to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active and responsible citizens. 

PSHE Endpoints

The knowledge and skills that we learn through PSHE come under 3 main headings:



Living in the wider world


By the end of EYFS we intend for the children:

KS1 PSHE Intent

By the end of KS1 we intend for the children:


KS2 PSHE Intent

By the end of KS2 we intend for the children:

Promoting British Values

The five fundamental British values are: democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

Promoting Positive Mental Health (MOLAR)

Each letter stands for a particular area to support positive mental health:.

M: Mindfulness O: Others L: Learning A: Active R: Relationship 

What our children say

“I enjoy doing well-being days in PSHE because I like the assemblies.” - Thomas Year 2

“I like making posters in PSHE because I get to share my talent.” - Sia Year 4

“I liked learning about what other people think and feel. I like showing what I’ve learnt through art.” - Lois year 6

Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL)

At St Paul’s, we are still dipping into the SEAL programme which covers a wide range of themes. Year groups decide which are most suitable for the cohort on a year by year basis. Themes include: New beginnings, Getting on and falling out, Say no to bullying, Going for goals, Good to be me, Relationships and Change.

Barnet Scheme of Work

At St Paul's, we use and adapt some of the units from the Barnet Emotional Well-being and PSHE Framework. There are three core themes to choose from: Health and Well-being, Relationships and Living in the Wider World.

Well-being Days

From September 2016, we have introduced new off-curriculum days to help promote positive mental health.

PANTS Campaign

Every year, across the school, the children are reminded of the PANTS campaign by PANTOSAURUS! They are also asked to identify trusted adults both at home and school, who they can talk to should they need to. 


We are now a 'SugarSmart' school! St Paul's recognises that for the first time in history that there are more people who are overweight than underweight and children today are predicted to be the first generation to live shorter lives than their parents due to diet and inactivity. 1 in 3 children enter secondary school overweight or obese and St Paul's wants to encourage a healthy lifestyle. Therefore, all classes are encouraged to participate in 'The Golden Mile' - an initiative to run as many miles as possible over the course of a school year - and to monitor the amount of sugar we eat. 

A whole school 'SugarSmart' competition was launched where children were able to create a project that offered healthy alternatives to some sugary treats. Check out our entrance hall display for some of the winners! 

Each class participated in lessons that looked at being 'SugarSmart'. Some classes looked a food labels, others had homework which required finding lower sugar alternatives to food sucha s yoghurt and baked beans and some classes even made their own low sugar treats!