PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) at Holmwood School and Nursery


At Holmwood School we believe that PSHE helps pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. PSHE helps pupils to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up.


Our PSHE curriculum is based around three core themes:

  • Relationships
  • Living in the wider world
  • Health and wellbeing


At Holmwood School we recognise that happy relationships are key to children’s wellbeing. In PSHE we learn about families and friendships and the different roles we have to play. We will encourage the children to recognise and celebrate diversity between families and individuals, while also identifying the many things we have in common. In PSHE and throughout the school day children will be encouraged to co-operate when playing and working and treat both others and themselves with respect.

Living in the Wider World

At Holmwood School we want to prepare and enable our children to be responsible members of the community. In PSHE children will consider the rules we have and why these are necessary. They will be encouraged to think about how we can look after people, animals and the environment. As a school, we recognise that the internet is now a big part of people’s everyday life and will learn how we can use this safely.

Health and Wellbeing

The health and wellbeing of our pupils is our first priority at Holmwood and is at the heart of everything we do. Specific PSHE sessions are set aside to focus on things such as exercise, healthy eating, and mental health, but there are many other things we do to ensure the wellbeing of our children is high. (Please see here for more information about wellbeing and learning zones).


Sex and relationships education (SRE) became compulsory for all schools as of September 2020. This aspect of PSHE is woven into the Relationships and Health and wellbeing sessions.


PSHE Progression of Knowledge and Skills