Personal Social Health Economic Education 


Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE)

At Fonthill we are committed to developing children as healthy, independent and responsible members of society who understand their rights and responsibilities towards themselves, others in school, the local and global community. We aim to develop children's awareness of their thoughts and feelings as they happen, in the moment, on purpose and with no judgement so that they have the skills and understanding to make informed choices.

Personal, Social and Health Education enables the children to: 

  • Develop self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Know and understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle
  • Know how to keep themselves safe
  • Understand and develop good relationships with other members of the school and the wider community respecting the differences between people
  • Be independent and responsible members of the school community
  • Be positive and active members of a democratic society
  • Make informed choices regarding personal and social issues

There are 6 units of work (known as puzzles) which are studied by all year groups including Early Years. This enables themes to be shared and celebrated by the whole school.

The 6 puzzles:




What it includes

Term 1

Being Me in My World

Includes understanding my place in the class, school and global community as well as devising Learning Charters)

Term 2

Celebrating Difference

Includes anti-bullying (cyber and homophobic bullying included) and diversity work

Term 3

Dreams and Goals

Includes goal-setting, aspirations, working together to design and organise fund-raising events

Term 4

Healthy Me

Includes drugs and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices

Term 5


Includes understanding friendship, fach amily and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills

Term 6

Changing Me

Includes Sex and Relationship Education in the context of looking at change

Each puzzle is introduced at the beginning of term with a whole school introductory assembly led by the Headteacher. The weekly themes within each puzzle form the basis of weekly assemblies  and lessons across the school. Weekly celebration certificates recognise effort, positive attitudes and achievement of the weekly themes by members of every class.