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Statement of intent for PSHE:

We can be responsible and social citizens for the future.

At St Matthew’s Primary School, we aim to give the children the life skills they require to become future model citizens in our society. We believe that children should understand what the future holds for them and how they can make good choices in their life. We encourage children to speak out about anything they feel is unjust or something they believe strongly in.


In our school we feel it is vital that children are able to express themselves and talk to others about their feelings, emotions and mental wellbeing as well as being a good listener for those who may wish to confide in them.


Our PSHE teaching will ensure children are ready for the next chapter in their lives and are able to deal with what the future may hold. In each year group, PSHE is taught around the following topics:


  • Physical Health and well-being
  • Mental health and emotional well-being
  • Keeping safe and managing risks
  • Identity, society and equality
  • Careers, financial capability and economic well-being
  • Drug, alcohol and tobacco education
  • Sex and relationships education


All of the above are taught in an age appropriate manner at St. Matthew’s Primary School. We make sure we are sensitive towards others but at the same time inclusive. Safeguarding is always at the forefront of what we do, especially when teaching sensitive materials.



At St Matthews Primary School we aim to promote healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We encourage all our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community through class & school councils, fundraising events, supporting nominated charities and involvement in community activities. Our pupils are given opportunities in PSHE and assemblies to develop confidence, self-motivation and an understanding of their rights and responsibilities within our diverse society. 

It is delivered to all students at St Matthews  through work in lesson time and a wide range of activities across and beyond the curriculum; pupils gain practical knowledge and skills to help them live healthily and deal with any personal issues they face as they approach adulthood.


Progression of skills and knowledge in PSHE

At St Matthew's School we take e-safety very seriously and teach it to children through all lessons where ICT is used, ICT lessons, specific presentations, assemblies and class circle times. 

Good Role Models at Lunchtimes

Have you been helpful?

Have you been a good friend?

Have you shown good manners?

Have you played well with other children?

Have you lined up quietly ? 

If so then you could be receiving a Golden Ticket from one of our Lunchtime Supervisors. 

Class Assemblies and Feedback from parents

Stars of the Week!

2 children from each Class are chosen on a weekly basis to receive a Golden Certificate and the chance to dine on top table on a Friday Lunch time. 

Mosaic December 2016

The Mosaic mentoring programe is part of HRH The Prince of Wales Trust which helps support young people realise their potential. With the help of volunteer mentors acting as role models, the sessions help boost their confidence and self-efficiency. 


The children completed a ten week programe and attended a Graduation ceremony at Trinity and All Saints University. 

St Matthew's School Council

The School Council is a group of pupils elected by their fellow pupils to represent their opinions and raise issues with your headteacher and governors in the school. The school council can also take forward projects on behalf of the pupils, and be involved in planning and things like the School Development Plan, governing body meetings and interviewing staff.

Our School council meet regularly with the Deputy Head Teacher.