down-arrow email arrow-left place-1 visions-and-ethos home-information-sheet translate quick-link close church-school-link up-arrow facebook phone weekly-homework food-bank 101-things-to-do calendar twitter mouse curriculum arrow-right polices performance-data christ-church-erith search class-blogs handshake
School Logo

Christ Church (Erith)

C of E Primary School

Contact Details


PESHR (Personal, Emotional, Social, Health and Relationships)

PESHR Intent


At Christ Church, our intent is to deliver a PESHR curriculum which develops learning, results in the acquisition of social skills, and enables children to access the wider curriculum in order to prepare them to be global citizens now, and in their future roles within a global community. Our children will develop a positive sense of self, and respect for others. We will provide activities and experiences for our children to develop positive relationships, learn how to manage their feelings and have confidence in their own abilities.


PESHR enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities and to appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. 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.


PESHR plays a vital part of primary education. It is taught discretely at least once and week, as well as making cross-curricular links to PESHR throughout other areas of the curriculum. Additionally, teachers sometimes feel that it is necessary to teach PESHR as a result of an issue arisen in their own class. PESHR is an important part of school worships were children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.


Please click on the link below to view the DfE Statutory Guide.


Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education


There is also information available from the Church of England:


Church of England Relationships Education 



Autumn Term 

In the Autumn term, some children from Leicester class took part in the Incommon programme. The programme helps primary schools build links with some of the older people in their local community. The programme creates experiences for children to develop their social and emotional learning, it reduces isolation and helps to keep older people connected to their communities in later life. Usually, the children would visit a retirement home and spend time in person with the older people completing activities and talking to each other but, unfortunately, this year couldn't quite happen in the same way. So, to stay connected, the children wrote postcards to the people who live in the retirement homes and designed a winter themed bookmark for them too. Then the older people wrote postcards back to the children.