Subject Intent – PSHE

At St Michael’s we want our children to develop a love for life where they are able to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships and to build their self-efficacy.


Our high-quality PSHE education enables children to put this knowledge into practice as they develop the capacity to make sound decisions when facing risks, challenges and complex contexts.


Through our PSHE curriculum, we want to support children to understand their value and how they fit in to and contribute to the world. There is a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. We also include mindfulness, allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus. We will explore topics such as online safety, relationships, being themselves, healthy minds, celebrating differences and changes to ensure that children learn to be safe, happy and healthy both physically and mentally.

We achieve this by providing a rich, diverse curriculum, underpinned by our school’s core values of Respect, Honesty and Love, enabling every member of the school community to have a ‘Lifetime Love for Learning’.