Tansley Primary School

Learn, Lead, Achieve, Together We Succeed

Personal / Social / Emotional Education


At Tansley Primary School, PSHE is at the core of what we do and enables our children to become independent, confident, healthy and responsible members of society, as well as developing the “whole child” intellectually, morally, socially and spiritually. Through our whole-school approach to PSHE, it is our belief that excellence in these areas will lead to excellence across the curriculum and beyond in later life. PSHE is taught across the school from EYFS to Year 6 on a weekly basis and as a school, we follow the Derbyshire PSHE Matters scheme.


Our PSHE curriculum allows children to access relevant and meaningful content, which is supported through a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing well-being in both mental and physical health. With an ever-changing society, we aim to provide our children with an understanding of the diverse world around them and support them in playing a positive role in school and the wider community. Weaving through the heart of our PSHE teaching, is a commitment to enhancing and promoting our core values; challenge, care, co-operation, creativity, community, celebration and curiosity.



We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. Derbyshire PSHE Matters directs our aim on developing the “whole child” through a spiral curriculum approach to developing knowledge, skills and understanding in the areas of:

  • Being Healthy
  • Relationships
  • Exploring Emotions
  • Difference and Diversity
  • Being Responsible
  • Bullying Matters
  • Drugs Education
  • Growing up
  • Money Matters
  • Being Me
  • Being Safe


The school work on preparing children for different aspects of this curriculum also includes personal safety in many areas such as:

  • Road / Rail Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Stranger Danger
  • Childline
  • On-line Safety
  • Community / Environmental Issues
  • First Aid
  • Staying Healthy



What will this look like?

By the time children leave our school they will:

Have a willingness and ability to try new things, push themselves and persevere. To have a good understanding of how to stay safe, healthy and develop good relationships. To have an appreciation of what it means to be a positive member of society and to be tolerant of the views, beliefs and cultures of others within a diverse society. To have a strong self-awareness, interlinked with compassion of others.