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“You have to take ownership and leadership of tomorrow. For that to be possible, you have to strengthen your capacity and widen your vision as a global citizen.” 

The National Curriculum states that 'all schools should make provision for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE), drawing on good practice'. 

We recognise that PSHE education is an area where children develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and which prepare them for life and work in modern Britain.

Our PSHE Curriculum

At Holywell, we teach our Relationships education, RSE and Health education as part of a wider PSHE curriculum curated by LifeWise. The LifeWise Programme fulfils all statutory requirements laid out by the Department for Education for Relationships education and Health education. LifeWise also provides a broader PSHE curriculum to further develop our students’ life skills.

Our PSHE provision promotes emotional well-being, resilience and self-esteem. Children are taught to have respect for themselves, their peers and the wider community. Pupils learn key life skills such as decision-making, good communication, active listening and self-regulation strategies. We encourage honesty and respect in all our lessons whilst being sensitive to the needs and feelings of others. Through the Lifewise program of study, we provide pupils with a deepened knowledge of their health and well-being, including mental and physical health.

Relationships Education lays the foundation for healthy and secure connections, both offline and online, with friends, family, and the general public. Our children will learn what it means to be in a relationship, what friendship is, what family is, and who their supporters are. We discuss how to treat others with kindness, thoughtfulness, and respect in a manner that is appropriate for their age.

The goal of Health Education at Holywell is to equip our children with the knowledge they need to make sensible decisions about their health and well-being, to identify problems in both themselves and others, and to seek help as soon as possible when problems do occur.

Teaching PSHE informs our pupils about body differences, growing up, body changes and the emotions and feelings that they might have.  Specific vocabulary that they learn allows them to keep their bodies safe and empowers them to communicate any concerns that they might have about their own health or safety. It prepares pupils for their transition to secondary school and equips them with valuable life skills.

For more information about Relationships and Sex Education at Holywell please visit the Policy page and download the Relationships and Sex Education Policy.


Pupils develop an understanding of how subjects and specific skills are linked to future jobs. 
Here are some of the jobs pupils could aspire to do in the future as a 

  • Counsellor
  • Health Worker
  • Social Worker
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Policy Analyst
  • Charity Fundraiser
  • Youth Worker