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‘Never apologise for being sensitive and emotional. Let this be a sign that you’ve got a big heart and aren’t afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength’ 

Brigitte Nicole

As part of your child's education at St Joseph's Infant School, we aim to promote personal well-being and development through teaching a programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education that gives our children the foundations to the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive and fulfilled lives both now and in the future.  The Department for Education has made changes to the Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) part of the PSHE programme and all schools are required to comply with the updated requirements (see links below)

Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education guidance (

Understanding Relationships and Health Education - a guide for primary school parents (

Our RSHE programme is an integral part of our whole school PSHE educational provision.  We will ensure the needs of all our pupils are met through ongoing and rigorous review and monitoring.  Our programme will be delivered through a range of teaching methods and interactive activities.  

Curriculum organisation

As a school, we deliver the curriculum in a flexible and age-appropriate way, responding to the needs of the children and families we serve. We have designed a curriculum using the West Sussex E4S resources, supported by the scheme Kapow, which we supplement with myhappymind and Working with Others (see separate tabs).  

The PSHE curriculum is based on three core themes:

Core Theme 1 Core Theme 2 Core Theme 3
Health and Wellbeing  Relationships Living in the Wider World