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Upton Upon Severn CofE (VC)
Primary and Pre-School


Anything is possible, we can all succeed

To inspire… to aspire

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Phillipians 12:13


Upton Curriculum for

Personal, Social and Health Education


To Inspire … To Aspire


“We are thinking, feeling, art-making, knowledge-hungry, marvellous animals, who understand ourselves and our world through the act of learning…it is a way to love living right now.”

Matt Haig July 2018



PSHE stands for Personal, Social and Health Education. It is the area of the curriculum that focuses on development, knowledge, skills and attributes to keep children and young people safe and to prepare them for life and work. Here at Upton we have a comprehensive programme from Reception through to Year 6.


Our programme of study is based on three core themes: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World.


It aims to develop resilience, self-esteem, risk management, team working and critical thinking.


We aim to prepare our children adequately for adult life: its decisions, responsibilities, experiences and opportunities, and to allow pupils to develop fully as emotional mature human beings. We aim to do this by developing key character skills, including decision making, informed risk taking, good communication, and self-regulation strategies. We encourage the exploration of, and respect for, values held by different cultures and groups within our local community, and promote the development of positive attitudes. We encourage honesty and respect in all relationships, and nurture sensitivity to the needs and feelings of others.

We want to enable our children to develop a deepening knowledge of their health and wellbeing, including their mental and physical health, through equipping our children with information, skills and values to understand and to be able to cope with the physical and emotional changes that they will encounter.