Why is PSHE important at Bredbury St Mark's?

Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) teaches children how to safeguard themselves and boosts their Sprititual, Moral, Social and Cultural development.  It is vital in ensuring that our children achieve their potential by supporting their wellbeing and providing them with strategies to deal with situations that they may encounter in the wider world.

PSHE gives children the knowedge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain.  High quality PSHE education helps our children to achieve their academic potential and to leave school equipped with the skills they will need throughout their lives.  It also prepares them for opportunities, responsibilities and experiences later in life.

How is PSHE taught at Bredbury St Mark's?

PSHE is taught using the iDecision scheme.  This is split into 2 age groups: age 5 - 8 (Years 1 - 3) and age 8 - 11 (Year 4 - 6). 

Early Years cover PSHE through their own curriculum, mainly through Personal, Social and emotional Development.

Age 5 - 8 (Year 1 - 3) explore:

  • Keeping / Staying Safe
  • Keeping / Staying Healthy
  • Relationships
  • Being Responsible
  • Feelings and Emotions
  • Computer Safety
  • Our World
  • Hazard Watch
  • Additional unit - Fire Safety

Age 8 - 11 (Years 4 - 6)

  • Keeping / Staying Safe
  • Keeping / Staying Healthy
  • Growing and Changing
  • Being Responsible 
  • Feelings and Emotions
  • Computer Safety
  • Working World
  • A World Without Judgement
  • Additional unit - First Aid


Wherever possible, children will experience the same input as their peers.  Prior to the lesson, potential barriers to accessing the learning and demonstrating understanding will have been considered by the class teacher.  Adjustments to teaching, expectations and the means by which understanding is to be demonstrated will be made and alternative strategies planned.  This may be through additional explanation, use of further resources, recording their ideas graphically or an adult acting as scribe. 


Children are taught the appropriate language to describe a person's gender or sexuality and to show respect for people's the life choices.  This is taught specifically and also on an ongoing basis as natural opportunities arise.  

Specific days are also planned across the year to further raise awareness such as the choice of people studied durign Black History Week, Famous Women and Pride day. 

Children are also reminded where they can seek support within school should they have any questions or concerns. 

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Redhouse Lane, Bredbury, Stockport, SK6 1BX

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