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Woodingdean Primary School


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At Woodingdean Primary School,
we are committed to nurturing and developing inspired,
curious, independent and well-rounded children
with the self-belief to fulfil their potential.

Personal, Social, Health and economic Education


PSHE education plays a very important part in preventing issues around bullying, prejudice, substance misuse, sexual exploitation, and unplanned teenage pregnancy.  It also contributes to positive physical/ emotional/ mental health and healthy relationships.

As such, at Woodingdean we believe that our PSHE curriculum enables our pupils to build healthy friendships and relationships, helping them keep safe now and in the future.  Effective PSHE education also supports the teaching of behaviour for learning, contributing to the well-being, safety and achievement of all pupils in our school.


At Woodingdean Primary School we aim to

-INSPIRE by giving our children the tools to be happy, confident, independent learners who are prepared for their journey into adulthood and beyond.

-EXPLORE our emotions, feelings, relationships, changes and aspirations through the use of engaging discussions and stories.

-ENGAGE by creating an open and honest environment where children feel safe and confident to talk.

-DEEPEN- by embedding core values and equipping our children with the skills they will need for later life.


By the time our children leave Woodingdean they will have a ready willingness and ability to try new things, push themselves and persevere. They will have a good understanding of how to stay safe, healthy and develop good relationships. They will have an appreciation of what it means to be a positive member of a diverse, multicultural society.  They will have a strong self-awareness, interlinked with compassion of others.


See our school PSHE/ RSHE policy here:      RSHE Policy



What do we teach and when?

Please click on the link below to see an outline of what we teach in each year group across the year.  We follow the Brighton and Hove curriculum for PSHE, which is regularly updated and reviewed to ensure that it is current and appropriate.

Curriculum Map 

All of what we do in PSHE is underpinned by the Equality Act 2010.  This Act makes it our duty as a school to 'make sure all sections of our community feel included and able to join in.'  You can find out more about the Equality Act by following the link below:



If you have any questions you can click the link below for the DfE's FAQs page:


 If you have any more questions or queries, please contact Miss Humphreys/ Miss Harman (PSHE leads).



Anti-Bullying Week, 13th -17th November  2023 :

Please click on the link below for information on this year's anti-bullying week, and how to support your child at home.

Anti-Bullying: Information for Parents/ Carers



RSE Education:

Before your child is taught this unit, you will receive a letter outlining what they will be learning.  In addition to this, you will be sent the password to view Relationships and Sex Education video for your child's year group.  The videos are made by Miss Humphreys and go through what RSE looks like at Woodingdean through the key stages.  Lessons slides and resources are viewed with the aim of being completely transparent with what is taught, and give parents an opportunity to comment or ask questions.  Please ask Miss Humphreys/ Miss Harman or your class teacher if you would like further information.

Please click on the link to see the outline of what your child will be learning in each year group:

RSE overview

Reception RSE Video Year 1 RSE Video Year 2 RSE Video

Year 3 RSE Video Year 4 RSE Video Year 5 RSE Video 

Year 6 RSE Video

For more information about RSE, and advice on how to talk about these topics at home, please click below:

Advice for talking RSE at home 



DATE (Drugs, Alcohol & Tobacco Education)

At Woodingdean, this is the 'Keeping Healthy and Safe' topic across all year groups.  Please click the link below to see what themes are covered for each year group and when:

Overview of 'Keeping Healthy Safe' Curriculum 2020



RSHE Information and Engagement video 

This is a recorded version of a meeting Miss Humphreys did when the new statutory RSHE curriculum came in.  It looks at the government guidance and what topics RSHE covers.  Parents are invited to comment and ask questions via email.

If you would like to know more you can look at the DfE website (linked below) which has various guides for parents and carers.




Children's Mental Health Resources

See links below for some useful resources to support your children's mental health and well-being.

 5 Ways to Wellbeing

PSHE home learning guide for parents

 Learning about managing worry and anxiety

 Managing difficult feelings (Years 5 & 6)

 Part 1 Thinking About Feelings KS2

 Part 2 Managing Difficult Feelings KS2

 Part 3 Ways To Be Calm KS2

 Part 4 More Ways To Cope With Difficult Feelings KS2

 Part 5 General Wellbeing KS2

Part 6 Five Ways to Wellbeing KS2

PSHE Home Learning Ideas

Home Learning Week 1: 5 days to Wellbeing

Home Learning Week 2: 5 days to Wellbeing

Well Being Ideas for EYFS/ KS1

 Part 1 Thinking About Feelings KS1

Part 2 Managing Difficult Feelings KS1

Part 3 Ways to be Calm KS1

Part 4 More Ways to be Calm Through Breathing KS1

Part 5 Feel Better Through Positive Self Talk KS1

Part 6 Five Ways to Wellbeing KS1



Local Services and Support for Young People

Allsorts Youth Project

Allsorts is a project based in Brighton to support and empower young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. http://www.allsortsyouth.org.uk/


Front Door for Families

Front Door for Families provides information, advice and support for families, young people and professionals in Brighton & Hove. The service is made up of professionals with different areas of expertise who work together to assess, decide and coordinate how best to support children, young people and their families where there are concerns.

Phone: 01273 290400

Out-of-hours:  01273 335905 (Emergency Duty Service)

If you think a child or young person is in immediate danger please call 999.



Helps people affected by domestic abuse. Offers practical solutions, shelter and support in

Brighton, Hove and Sussex. www.riseuk.org.uk



ru-ok? is the young person’s substance misuse service for Brighton & Hove, providing free, confidential help and advice to young people and their families, offering specialist support and treatment for problematic alcohol and drug use for under 18’s http://www.ruokservice.co.uk/


Survivors Network

Help, support and advice for people who have experienced sexual violence and professionals, friends, partners and family who are supporting them. Fully accredited member of Rape Crisis England and Wales and is the Rape Crisis Centre for Sussex



WiSE Brighton & Hove The WISE Project is a service for 13-25 year olds who are experiencing sexual exploitation or are at risk of experiencing it. The project is also a point of call for advice and guidance for those working with young people who have suffered from sexual exploitation. https://www.ymcadlg.org/what-we-do/support-and-advice/wise/