PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) is at the heart of the Pegasus ethos. Our curriculum works to enable children to acquire the knowledge, understanding, skills, values and attitudes to thrive as individuals, family members and members of the local and global community in which they live.

PSHE equips children with the knowledge, understanding, skills and strategies required to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives. It encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices, and in achieving economic wellbeing. A critical component of PSHE education is providing opportunities for children to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes, and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future.

The National Curriculum states that ‘all schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice’. PSHE education contributes to schools’ statutory duties outlined in the Education Act 2002 and the Academies Act 2010 to provide a balanced and broadly-based curriculum and is essential to Ofsted judgements in relation to personal development, behaviour, welfare and safeguarding. The relationships and health aspects of PSHE education will be compulsory in all schools from 2020. Pegasus is currently reviewing our PSHE curriculum and the new policy will be available from September 2019.

Across the school, topics and lesson content are adapted to the needs of each group and the school is skilled at making sensitive issues accessible to pupils in a safe and supportive environment.


The overarching aim for PSHE education at Pegasus is to provide pupils with:

  • Accurate and relevant knowledge.
  • Opportunities to turn that knowledge into personal understanding.
  • Opportunities to explore, clarify and if necessary challenge, their own and others’ values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities.
  • The skills and strategies they need in order to live healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced lives.

Pegasus children will learn to:

  • Have respect for themselves and others, valuing the differences and similarities between people.
  • Develop good relationships with other members of the school and wider community.
  • Be independent, self¬disciplined and responsible members of society.
  • Develop self-confidence and self-esteem, and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues.
  • Know and understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle.
    Be aware of safety issues and manage risk in their own lives.

At the centre of all we do, Pegasus aims to enable our children with developing an understanding of themselves, empathy and the ability to work with others will help pupils to form and maintain good relationships, develop the essential skills for future employability and better enjoy and manage their lives.

First published on 24th May, 2019 and modified 29th March, 2022

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