At Fairlawn, we aim for every child to have high self-esteem and be equipped to make a valuable contribution in later life.


At Fairlawn Primary School, our PSHE and RSE curriculum aims to give our children the life-skills that will enable them to have the knowledge, skills and attitudes that they need to effectively navigate life in the 21st Century. The curriculum covers key areas which will support children to make informed choices now and, in the future, around their health, safety, wellbeing, relationships, and financial matters and will support them in becoming confident individuals and active members of society.

We aim to provide the best possible education, opportunities and environment for all. We believe that our PSHE curriculum aims to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead safe, confident, healthy and independent lives. Fairlawn Primary School is an inclusive community where ALL pupils are pushed to aim high, achieve well and develop self-confidence and a sense of community, underpinned by our core values; FriendshipResponsibility and Empathy. PSHE is central to this ethos and equips children with the knowledge, skills and strategies to live healthy, safe and responsible lives.


Our PSHE curriculum covers three key areas in EYFS and five areas in KS1 and KS2:


● Self-regulation

● Building relationships

● Managing self

Key stage 1 and 2

● Families and relationships

● Health and wellbeing

● Safety and the changing body

● Citizenship

● Economic wellbeing

One timetabled PSHE lesson per week is taught from Years 1-6. In our Early Years and Foundation Stage, PSHE is an integral part of the children’s personal, social and emotional development. There are many other opportunities where children are involved in PSHE outside of the discreet lesson, including assemblies where a range of themes are covered. Some of these include cross curriculum teaching (e.g. PE, RE and geography) and contributions made by our Pupil Parliament and Eco Team (there are two representatives from each class from Y1 – Y6).

Pupil voice is at the core of what we do and our PSHE curriculum is also evident outside of our discrete sessions through:

– Peer mediators

– Pupil Librarians

– Digital Leaders

– Reading Ambassadors

– OPAL play

– Rights Respecting School (currently working towards our gold award).

– Outside agencies that work with our pupils include the NSPCC (fundraising), BLAM (Black Learning Achievement and Mental Health), Ootiboo (wellbeing focus) and Urban Synergy (a youth empowerment charity on a mission to inspire, guide and ignite the ambitions of young people).


Monitoring and assessment is an ongoing process. Teachers use ‘assessment for learning’ strategies as a way to inform planning for future lessons. PSHE learning happens and is recorded in many different ways; discussions, displays, recordings, mind-maps, trips and personal reflections. The main impact of the PSHE curriculum on our children is in the way they are confidently able to articulate their thoughts and feelings and show their understanding of our school culture and our values. When tracking their progress, we focus on the changes/reconfirmation of their attitudes, skills and knowledge.

Head Teacher : Ms Hania Ryans

(Contact via School Office)

Chair of Governors : Simon Edwards

Fairlawn Primary School
Honor Oak Road
London SE23 3SB