Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

Personal, social, health and economic education will underpin the philosophy and practice at Brunton First School. We pride ourselves by working with the children to lead their own learning creating an ethos where children can dream, believe, strive, succeed and be reflective. The staff at Brunton ensure that they deliver the objectives from the National Curriculum, tailored to our children, in a multitude of ways, using the National PSHE association for guidance. PSHE, British Values, No Outsiders and our ‘Successful Lifelong Learning’ initiative are fully embedded in every aspect of our creative curriculum. We teach PSHE in a variety of ways: as a discrete subject or through assemblies and other subjects such as RE, History, Geography, Literacy, Maths and Science, as well as through outdoor educational visits, community work and activities. We aim to promote healthy, independent and responsible members of society.


We promote pupils’ personal social and emotional development, as well as their health and wellbeing.  We understand the importance of teaching pupils that their mental health is just as important as their physical health.  Our Sex and Relationships Education (RSE) is set within a moral framework and matched to the pupils’ level of maturity. We educate our children about what a positive, healthy, respectful relationship is by looking at family relationships, friendships and relationships online.  We aim to normalise all family types to prevent and remove prejudice.  We prepare our children for life in Modern Britain by developing a deep sense of respect for diversity.  We learn about one another and celebrate our individual differences.


At Brunton we encourage all our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community through class and school councils, fundraising events, supporting nominated charities and involvement in community activities.


“Come as you are and grow with us” - Our children become confident learners displaying perseverance, resilience and an excellent work ethic in all aspects of school life. We strive to create an atmosphere of mutual respect where children thrive and become thoughtful caring members of our community. We use our ‘Successful Lifelong Learning’ as our school drivers.

  • Mrs Appleby

    PSHE subject lead

  • Miss Green

    PSHE subject lead