Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) at Barrow Primary School enables all our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society supporting our school promise to inspire, create and discover together as part of God’s global family. It aims to provide a ‘curriculum for life’ (as suggested by the UK Youth Parliament, 2013) by helping children understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that will develop their values in order for them to become positive citizens. We provide opportunities for all children to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. The children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life, to the wider Bury St Edmunds community and to the wider world. The PSHE curriculum intends to build, where appropriate, on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum, the basic school curriculum and in statutory guidance on drug education, financial education, health education, citizenship, personal safety, relationship and sex education (RSE) and to promote the importance of physical activity, sleep, hygiene and a balanced diet for a healthy lifestyle. The intent of our high-quality PSHE curriculum is to support and develop emotional intelligence and the ability to articulate feelings in order to maintain good mental health. We aim to provide the children with tools to become resilient, flexible learners who are able to recognise the needs of their own mental and physical wellbeing.