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At Montpelier, we believe that it is crucial for every child to develop important life skills that will help shape them as an individual in today’s society.

We strive to achieve both a stimulating and challenging learning environment where children can become confident, successful and resilient learners where they feel safe and happy.

Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) is delivered through discrete lessons and is embedded across the curriculum in all subject areas. It is also enhanced and enriched through assemblies and extra- curricular activities. We also partake in particular events and have special afternoons and days dedicated to raising awareness for particular charities or for celebrating occasions.

The following core themes are covered by each year group in a rolling programme (taken from the PSHE Association) that is progressive from Years 1-6. EYFS follow the EYFS outcomes (statutory framework):


-          Health & Wellbeing (Physical & Sex & Relationships)

-          Relationships (Social and Emotional)

-          Living in the wider world (Economic wellbeing and Being a responsible citizen)


A more in depth overview of each module covered by each year group can be found in the PSHE Overview link.

We believe that children should be supported and encouraged to develop socially, emotionally and academically. In our school, all adults work as role models, using a positive and consistent approach, to ensure that the children learn appropriate values and attitudes.

PSHE makes a major contribution to the development of each child, helping them to develop as citizens in their school and community. Contributions of children are valued through: Class discussions, Circle Time, Class Rules developed by the children and the School Council, Assemblies and School productions.

The skills, knowledge and understanding of all staff, are valued and we believe that all staff have a crucial part to play in the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development of the children. British Values of Mutual Respect, Individual Liberty, Tolerance of other faiths and beliefs, The Rule of Law and Democracy are all embedded within the ethos here at Montpelier and are in addition, covered in the curriculum that is delivered to the children.

PSHE educates and expands children’s understanding of: a healthy lifestyle, relationships, social and emotional skills, respect of diversity and encouraging an appreciation of other faiths and beliefs, obtaining an awareness of being a responsible citizen and showing an understanding of economic wellbeing.



Healthy Child Quality Mark


Montpelier Primary School 

Having achieved our Healthy Schools Plus award in January 2011, we are now committed to achieving our Healthy Child Quality Mark. We aim to promote physical and emotional health by developing pupils understanding, skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their health. We provide a positive environment where pupils  are given a voice to influence  whole-school decisions. We understand the importance of investing in health to help pupils do their best, raise levels of achievement, improve standards and develop policies and practices to promote health.

After a thorough audit of our current provision we have now submitted it to be considered for the Bronze Healthy Child Quality Mark and will soon be embarking on a new project to contribute to achieving the Silver Award.

January 2013
We are delighted to announce that following a thorough audit of our current practice and provision we are among the first 20 schools in Plymouth to have been awarded the Bronze Healthy Child Quality Mark and will soon be embarking on a project to work towards achieving our Silver award.