Walter Evans Church of England Primary & Nursery School

Personal and Social Health Education 


“Always try to be a little kinder than is necessary.”

J M Barrie

Personal and Social Health Education: Our Intent for the subject.

PSHE focuses entirely on developing the whole child and well-taught PSHE ensures that our children develop into well-rounded, resilient, emotionally attentive adults of the future. Increasing happiness, curiosity and perseverance in children can help break limiting beliefs that stifle aspiration and hamper the ability to achieve.  At Walter Evans, we are proud of our nurturing, learning environment that has a well-planned PSHE curriculum at its heart.

To be happy and self-confident, children need to develop lifelong strategies, which will positively affect their happiness levels and give them skills they can apply to all aspects of their lives. These are not skills that we are born with- they are skills that need to be taught, modelled and developed as children grow and that is where our well-planned PSHE lessons come into play. Through our PSHE and Circle Time sessions, children learn the vital skills of collaboration as they listen, turn-take, build friendships and relationships and help each other resolve problems. Intrinsically when teaching our PSHE lessons and by celebrating our Playground Pals ‘Kindness Ambassadors,’ we try our best to nurture care, and kindness, as well as fostering respect for others.

PSHE Progression Grid 

 How it fits within our school vision.

Our school vision is rooted in the Christian faith. As a proud Church of England school, our vision is underpinned by the Church of England’s vision for education. This vision identifies four interlinking aims for all our pupils and, at its heart, lies LOVE (Luke 10:27).

It is this LOVE for God, for our neighbours and ourselves, that forms our Christian foundation to underpin all that we do.

School Vision Statement

At Walter Evans we believe in a broad and balanced curriculum where all subjects are valued. A broad and balanced curriculum will equip our children with a breadth of knowledge and skills in all areas of the curriculum. We aim for our pupils to ‘Persevere, be curious and inspired through their learning’.