Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)

Personal, Social, Health and Economic education is a crucial part of a child’s education. It gives children access to critical information about themselves and the many facets of the diverse world around them.

At Thornbury, our PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) learning encompasses our school values and is based around the Kapow Scheme of work, where there is a broad and balanced range of topics for children to explore through discussions, drama, questions, videos and art. 

Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education.


We aim to developed the following knowledge and skills:  

  • Valuing different family structures 
  • Creating and maintaining positive friendships 
  • Developing safe and respectful relationships 
  • Understanding the changes that take place during puberty 
  • Promoting good health and carrying out first aid 
  • Learning to make independent choices and not be influenced by others 
  • Operating safely in a digital world