Why is PSHE important?

PSHE encompasses many aspects of our day to day lives. It is the foundation of our mental, social, moral, physical, cultural and spiritual health. Through PSHE children can develop a range of skills and attributes including: resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, and critical thinking. At St Anthony’s we focus on achieving our potential by supporting our wellbeing and tackling issues surrounding growing up, developing and making responsible decisions. 

When is PSHE taught?

PSHE is a highly inclusive subject which is incorporated throughout school life. PSHE is taught through stand-alone weekly lessons based on the St Anthony’s bespoke PSHE Curriculum (see below), in conjunction with thematic units of work shown in the Dimensions Whole-school PSHE Overview. 

How is PSHE taught?

By focusing on the three core areas: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world, we ensure that all children are equipped with an effective toolkit to navigate life’s challenges and become active and successful members of a global community. We understand the importance of ensuring a clear and progressive curriculum. With this in mind we have created a bespoke PSHE curriculum which reflects the individual needs of our pupils. PSHE is also incorporated throughout thematic topic units. 

What do we learn in PSHE?

During our PSHE lessons we learn about: 

Physical, emotional and mental health

Healthy life-styles



Growth mind-set

Changing and growing


Keeping safe

Similarities and differences

Healthy relationships with the inclusion of SRE      

Diversity and discrimination




Family and friends