Personal Social Health Education (PSHE)

Welcome to the Abingdon Primary School PSHE area. 

Subject leader: Miss Elizabeth Hammond


 A little bit about me!

Name: Miss Hammond    Year group:

Hobbies: I am a Rainbow leader which I run every Friday.

I also enjoy reading and swimming.

Favourite food: Spaghetti Bolognese 

Favourite children's book: Stick Man by Julia Donaldson 

Favourite subject to teach: History, however I also love teaching PSHE!





Abingdon PSHE intent 


At Abingdon Primary School we believe that children are all individuals and therefore, we encourage our 3 core values: respect, responsibility and resilience in a happy and caring atmosphere. The teaching and learning of PSHE supports and upholds this vision. 

PSHE deals with the diverse beliefs, values and attitudes that individuals and societies hold. They help pupils to develop themselves, their understanding of the world, and their ability to communicate their feelings. PSHE helps children to acquire British values and attitudes which are necessary if they are to make sense of their experiences within school and life itself, value themselves, respect others, appreciate differences and diversity and feel confident and informed as a British citizen.

Our PSHE programme is reviewed and evaluated regularly to ensure provision is relevant, up-to-date and of the highest quality. The three core themes of the PSHE curriculum are:

Health and wellbeing


Living in the wider world

At Abingdon we have broken them down further, to create a long term plan of meaningful questions for the children in each year group.

Below is a table showing the three core themes split over the year:


Rights and responsibilities

 (Living in the Wider World)

Feelings and friendship



 (Health and Wellbeing)


(Living in the Wider World)

Safety and risk

(Health and Wellbeing)


(Living in the Wider World)

At Abingdon we also have a Sex and Relationships curriculum (SRE) and Drugs and Alcohol curriculum (DAE). These are taught as part of a spiral curriculum and build upon the previous years learning. They also link to the national curriculum objectives for science.

At Abingdon we know that PSHE education cannot exist in isolation. Therefore it is part of a whole school approach and our Creative Curriculum and Science curriculum provide a variety of opportunities for children to make links to other areas of learning and explore a wide range of social, moral, cultural and behavioural issues.

 Our assemblies and whole school activities help to develop the children’s learning and understanding in areas including E-Safety, Anti-Bullying and Charity work.

Through PSHE, we believe we can enhance children’s education and help them become caring, respectful and confident individuals who can be part of a diverse community.

During this uncertain time some children may struggle to manage their feelings and to adapt to changes in their routine. Young Minds is a fantastic charity specifically aimed at helping young people manage their mental health. It offers advice and support on mental health in general as well as providing information on how to help children  struggling with self-isolation, the Coronavirus and the impact it has on mental health. 

If you would like more information on helping young people with mental health issues please visit the Young Minds webiste below.


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Respect, Responsibility, Resilience

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Abingdon Road, South Reddish
Stockport SK5 7ET

Joanne Murray

0161 480 4531

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