At Smithy Bridge Primary School, personal, social and health education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. It is an important part of the curriculum which promotes positive behaviour, self -awareness, self-esteem and resilience. Through PSHE, our children understand how they are developing personally and socially and tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. Our children are taught the importance of developing healthy lifestyles, developing worthwhile and fulfilling relationships and keeping themselves and others safe. We want our children to appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society and our PSHE curriculum, by using such resources as Stonewall, places emphasis on the value of everyone as an individual and the respect and celebration of the differences between individuals. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. We provide our children with opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities, focusing on upholding British values and playing an active role as members of a democratic society.