Our personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education programme aims to help pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage life’s challenges and make the most of life’s opportunities. We will give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active and responsible citizens in our ever changing and evolving world. At Keresforth, children’s physical and mental wellbeing, happiness and safety are our first priority, and PSHE is the key vehicle through which we share this with children. We hope that our programme will help children to tackle barriers to learning, raise aspirations, and improve the life chances of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils. We regard PSHE as an important, integral component of the whole curriculum; it is central to our approach and at the core of our ethos. We believe it is vital for children to generate their own opinions and beliefs so we as teachers will not enforce any of our own beliefs onto anyone and will encourage open and honest discussion. With the high expectations we hold, we aim for the majority of children to reach age related expectations by the end of each Key Stage or to have made good progress from their individual starting points.