Scroll to content 01952 750287
Beckbury C of E Primary School home page

Beckbury CE Primary School

Small School... Big Family!


Personal, Social and Health Education


PSHE Subject Intent:

It is our intent to provide our children with the knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their well-being health and relationships, now and in the future. This will ensure that they are ready to embrace the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life in modern Britain.


Our well-sequenced delivery of the National Curriculum is complemented by an exciting variety of visitors and trips, including residential visits for some year groups, sporting activities, citizenship and Forest School. 


The government have placed great emphasis on schools developing Cultural Capital. Cultural Capital is the essential knowledge that children need to prepare them for their future success. We see Cultural Capital as the accumulation of knowledge, attitudes, habits, language and possessions that enables individuals to demonstrate their cultural competence and social status. Our school plays a crucial role in developing this through immersing children in dance and music, and planning theatre and gallery visits and historic site visits and by introducing them to literature and art.


Embedding cultural capital into our curriculum is a way of closing the gap between children from differing socio-economic backgrounds by ensuring that children from all backgrounds have the same opportunities in society to achieve their full potential.


We take great care to enrich learning across the National Curriculum through first-hand and practical experiences; we believe that experiential opportunities are central to children’s learning. Our curriculum is further enriched through the wide range of after-school club provision and sporting competitions, led through our links with the Shropshire Sports Partnership. 




From September 2020 all primary schools in England are required to teach Relationships Education and Health Education. In June 2020 the DfE released an update advising schools that due to disruption caused by Coronavirus they could delay starting teaching RSHE to no later than the beginning of the summer term 2021 if they feel they need additional planning time.

There is no statutory requirement for primary schools to teach sex education beyond what is required in the Science National Curriculum. However, the department for education recommends that children are taught about how a baby is conceived and born prior to leaving primary school and therefore we have included conception and birth in our content at Years 5 and 6. 

You can find full details on what schools need to teach and further guidance below.