The National Curriculum requires that:


‘All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice.’


The Education Act states that every state-funded school must offer a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based and which:

  • 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.

At Red Lane, we recognise the important role that PSHCE plays in helping children succeed. As such, we follow both the SEALs scheme and the Lancashire scheme for learning. These cover the follow aspects:

Economic Wellbeing and Financial Capability

Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Keeping Safe

Being a Risk Taker

Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco Education

Being Healthy

Taking Part

Sex and Relationships Education

Its OK to tell

Being different


At Red Lane we place PSHCE at the core of everything we do and believe it to be fundamental to pupils’ development and future learning.


We use a variety of resources and strategies to promote PSHCE:

  • SEALs (Social Emotional Aspects of Learning)
  • Circle Time
  • Kagan
  • Philosophy for Children


PSHCE Long Term Overviews:-

In addition to SEAL’s, we also follow the Lancashire Scheme of work for PSHCE, which has additional progressive units in the following areas, which are covered by all year groups:

Term SEAL Focus PSHCE Focus
Autumn 1 New Beginnings Core Skills/ Taking Part
Autumn 2 Getting on and Falling out/ Say no to Bullying Economic Well-being and Financial Capabilities
Spring 1 Going for Goals Emotional Health and Well-being
Spring 2 Good to be me Keeping Safe/ Being Different
Summer 1 Relationships It’s OK to tell
Summer 2 Changes SRE/ Being a Risk Taker