"PSHE education gives pupils the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain.” PSHE ASSOCIATION

Our scheme at KGJS  is based on four core themes, within which there will be broad overlap and flexibility:   

Health and Wellbeing 


Living in the Wider World

Growth Mindset

What will I study?

Core Theme 1: Health and Wellbeing

  • what is meant by a healthy lifestyle
  • how to maintain physical, mental, and emotional health and wellbeing
  • how to manage risks to physical and emotional health and wellbeing
  • ways of keeping physically and emotionally safe
  • about managing change, including puberty, transition, and loss
  • how to make informed choices about health and wellbeing and to recognise sources of help with this
  • how to respond in an emergency
  • to identify different influences on health and wellbeing

Core Theme 2: Relationships

  • how to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships, within a range of social/cultural contexts
  • how to recognise and manage emotions within a range of relationships
  • how to recognise risky or negative relationships including all forms of bullying and abuse
  • how to respond to risky or negative relationships and ask for help
  • how to respect equality and diversity in relationships

Core Theme 3: Living in the wider world

  • about respect for self and others and the importance of responsible behaviours and actions
  • about rights and responsibilities as members of families, other groups and ultimately as citizens
  • about different groups and communities
  • to respect diversity and equality and how to be a productive member of a diverse community
  • about the importance of respecting and protecting the environment
  • about where money comes from, keeping it safe and the importance of managing it effectively
  • the part that money plays in people’s lives
  • a basic understanding of enterprise

Core Theme 4: Growth Mindset

  • learning from mistakes
  • challenge
  • effort
  • resilience
  • perseverance
  • becoming a confident, independent learner