Home Page

PSHE at Portsdown

Why is PSHE so important?

PSHE is extremely important to us all at Portsdown and it is highly valued!


Since coming back to school this September, we have a new statutory curriculum for PSHE. It is now mandatory for all schools to deliver Health Education and Relationships and Sex education (secondary) from September 2020. These documents can be viewed below.


Circle time continues to be used to help develop positive relationships between children. It aims to give them the tools to engage with and listen to each other. Since the outbreak of Covid 19, mental health and wellbeing has never been more important and this is a real focus for us Portsdown. Teachers make sure that children feel heard and that they have a voice to express freely how they are feeling. Children are encouraged to talk about their worries and concerns.


Below you will also find the updated PSHE policy. We have ensured it continues to effectively meet the needs of all our children at Portsdown, as well as the mandatory framework.


I am particularly passionate about raising the aspirations of children by bringing careers to life, broadening horizons, rather than narrowing options. Last year we had an aspirations week in January and it was a great success. Even with the Covid restrictions around visitors, we hope to build on this area this year.


Below you will find several documents linked to PSHE. There is also a calendar with a range of events that will be celebrated in school. 

Latest Updates


Anti-bullying Week and Odd Socks Day




Children in Need



NSPCC Stay Safe, Speak Out!

We had the opportunity to work with the NSPCC to delivery an assembly and workshop to all the children to help them understand their right to stay safe. We want to ensure the children know they should speak out and be heard if they feel they need to and to be aware of ways they can get help when needed. Follow this link to find out more.



Black History Month

During October we celebrated Black Awareness Month in school through a range of books and talking to our history specialist in school, Mrs Barratt who helped us look back at many famous black people throughout History. Mr Smith, our reading champion also created a display in the library focusing on a variety of books that celebrate black awareness. These included non-fiction information books to fiction books written by black authors.


You can find out more about the children's learning in these clips and quizzes at the CBBC website.


Healthy Eating Week

Healthy Eating Week ran from the 28th September to 4th October 2020. The main aim of the week was to bring the UK together for a dedicated week, focusing on key health messages. A flyer was sent home to inform families how they could set themselves daily challenges to improve their health.


School Council

Each classroom has their own PSHE display, as this is a focus area of learning for our school. Some displays may show breathing techniques or mindfulness, along with a range of art work showing a variety of emotions. Children are encouraged to talk about their emotions and how their bodies feel when they experience these emotions. Each display also reflects what is being taught in the PSHE curriculum for that year group. Throughout the year, pictures of such displays will be celebrated here.