Here at Pentland we are a Charter school for PSHE.


At Pentland Infant and Nursery School, we consider  our Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education to be  at the core of what we do ,enabling our children to become independent, confident, healthy and responsible members of society.

Our intent is for our curriculum to be accessible to all and to maximise the outcomes for every child. With an ever changing society, we are able to provide our children with a strong understanding of the diverse world around them and support them in playing a positive role in contributing to school and the wider community. We want our children to have high aspirations, a belief in themselves and by adopting a growth mindset realise that anything and everything is possible!



We start where the children are and find out what they already know, understand and are able to do and say. We have adopted a ‘spiral programme’ which introduces new and more challenging learning, while building on what has gone on before, which reflects  and meets the personal developmental needs of our children. We implement our curriculum using a flexible mix of discrete taught lessons/ blocks of lessons following half termly themes but also deliver bespoke sessions in response to our children’s needs.

We adopt a positive approach, focussing upon what our children can do to be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, and make a positive contribution to society.

We offer a wide range of teaching and learning styles with an emphasis upon interactive learning. Supporting documents, resources are provided, however, we recognise and promote the need for flexibility according to children’s development, readiness, needs and taking into account prior learning, experience and understanding.

We recognise that the PSHE programme is just one part of what we as a school can do to help our children to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and understanding needed to fulfil their potential and we link the PSHE education programme to other whole school approaches and curriculum areas.

We aim to enhance our provision through extra curricular activities, community visits and inviting visitors into school.



 We aim for all our children to have developed a ready willingness and ability to try new things, to push themselves and to persevere. We want all our children to have a good understanding of how to stay safe, healthy and develop good relationships with their friends and adults in their lives. We aim to foster an appreciation of what it means to be a positive member of a diverse, multicultural society and to have a strong self-awareness, interlinked with compassion of others.

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