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St Barnabas

& St Paul's Church of England Primary School


PSHE education is a school curriculum subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy, safe and prepared for life and work. When delivered well, PSHE education has an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.


At the moment, PSHE and RHE are currently undergoing some change at St Barnabas and St Paul's School. You should have received an email notifying you of the changes to the curriculum and within this email, it explained where you can find the details of these changes on our website.


From September 2020, it was compulsory for all primary age children, in all schools in England and Wales, to be taught Relationships and Health Education (RHE).


As a school, we have been involved in training with schools in the local authority, which are in a similar context to ourselves.


All schools are in the same position as ourselves, and are following the government advice on the content and approach to the Relationships and Health curriculum. Whilst the curriculum is statutory and there is not the option to withdraw, we will, as always, be sensitive to the faith element of the community we serve.

PSHE and RHE are currently in the consultation period with our parents but we are hoping to cover 3 areas within this subject:


  1. Families and Friends
  2. Living in the Wider World
  3. Health and Well Being


In addition to these 3 areas, Economic Well Being/Careers/Transition will also be taught but only at the end of KS1 and at the end of KS2 as the children transition to the juniors or high school.  And also online safety and keeping safe virtually is underpinned throughout each topic area. 

The consultation period finishes on 29th January 2021 so if you have any questions regarding PSHE/RHE, please email the school office and ask for Jennifer Cunningham.


“It is health that is real wealth. And not pieces of gold and silver.” - Mahatma Gandhi