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Highcliffe St Mark Primary School 

Personal, Social and Health Education Vision Statement



We work together to provide a platform though which key skills, attributes and knowledge can be grown and applied. In doing this it promotes positive behaviour, stronger mental health and wellbeing, resilience and achievement. In addition, we teach children to stay safe online, develop healthy and safe relationships, help them to interpret messages shown through media, to challenge extreme views and have the skills and tools to question and assert themselves now and in the future.

The schools provision supports developing confident citizens and successful learners who are creative, resourceful and able to identify and solve problems. The social and emotional development of pupils is embedded throughout the entire school’s curriculum and culture. We aim to give pupils the knowledge and develop the self-esteem, confidence and self-awareness to make informed choices and decisions. At Highcliffe St Mark we also encourage pupils to make sense of their own personal and social experiences - allowing them to understand their role as members of families, local communities and as global neighbours.

Children will learn about our ‘British Values’ of: democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith. Learning how these play a part in our lives and their importance within our British culture.

Additionally, we promote responsible attitudes towards the maintenance of good physical and mental health, supported by a safe and healthy lifestyle. Through our outdoor learning opportunities, we encourage a caring attitude towards and responsibility for the environment. We also help pupils to understand how society works and the laws, rights and responsibilities involved.

Personal, Social and Health Education - Curriculum Overview

Personal, Social and Health Education - Progression of Skills Documents

Life Education Visit Wednesday 15th November - Wednesday 22nd November 2023


The Coram Life Education & SCARF team are visiting our school between Wednesday 15th November and Wednesday 22nd November. They will be delivering workshops that are fun, interactive and age-appropriate to help children to understand the importance of physical and emotional health. They will learn vital life-skills that are also known to help their overall achievement.

Please see the letter below for more information.