To enable pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future


At Pear Tree Primary School we use a whole school scheme of learning accredited by the PSCHE Association. It concentrates on three main strands of learning: Health and Well Being, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. From 2020 it will incorporate statutory requires for Relationships and Sex Education. 

We also hold regular assemblies, which incorporate British Values and SMSC. The children have a wide range of opportunities to implement their learning in specialist days, events, trips, sporting activities and curriculum pledges. Ensuring that a we give our children as many 'real life' learning experiences as possible. 


Children will learn how to become valued citizens and leave Pear Tree Primary School ready to embrace the next stage in their lives and learning. At all times 'being their best selves.'


PSHE promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

We aim to provide pupils with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals, within the community and modern Britain. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. They learn to understand and respect our common humanity; diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.

PSHE is carried out throughout the whole school day. This can be in a range of ways for example: listening to others, talk partners, sharing feelings, developing inference about characters in stories and focusing on similarities and differences. At playtimes we offer pupils a half and half playtime where they can play games, colour and enjoy a quieter social playtime.

Furthermore, pupils have approximately 1 hour of allocated to PSHE each week using a mixture of discussions, picture cards, videos and stories (see long term plan for further details). The children also go to assemblies that celebrate children’s achievements both inside and outside of school. They also have a weekly assembly, where the theme will be based around SMSC, British Values or PHSE (see assembly plan for full details).

Pear Tree is also a KiVa school. Children build their capacity to work cooperatively, behave in constructive ways, to take responsibility for not encouraging bullying and how to support victims of bullying. We also run a range of interventions that are tailored to the needs of our children. These range from Nurture Groups, Resilient Classroom, Zippy’s Friends, Cool Connections, The Chimp Paradox and You are Awesome.

At Pear Tree we aim to give the children the best possible experience at school and strive help our pupils develop across all areas of school life and be the best that they can be.

Relationship and Sex Education

At Pear Tree Primary School we believe that the essential aim of Relationship and Sex Education should be to provide pupils with the knowledge and skills to enable them to make informed and responsible choices in later life, emphasising the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

We believe that Relationships and Sex Education should contribute to promoting the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at school and of society and preparing pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

It should be taught within a climate of trust, respect and appropriate confidentiality, in which pupils and adults feel able to talk openly and honestly.

Pear Tree School nurtures every child to enable them to achieve beyond expectations and develop into confident individuals with a lifelong love of learning, equipped with the skills they need to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

Children need to learn about:

Different types of relationships (e.g. friendships, family, intimate);
recognising, understanding and building healthy relationships;
how relationships affect health and wellbeing (including mental health);
safety online;
RSE is taught within the personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education curriculum. Biological aspects of RSE are taught within the science curriculum, and other aspects are included in religious education (RE).

RSE is about the emotional, social and cultural development of pupils, and involves learning about relationships, healthy lifestyles, diversity and personal identity. RSE involves a combination of sharing information, and exploring issues and values. RSE is not about the promotion of sexual activity. Pupils also receive stand-alone sex education sessions delivered by a trained health professional.

Relationships education focuses on teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships including:

Families and people who care for me
Caring friendships
Respectful relationships
Online relationships

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