PSHE, RSE and Careers


At The Rowan School we teach PSHE (Personal, Social, Health & Economic) and RSE (Relationships & Sex Education) through specific designed schemes of work. We combine opportunities throughout our Enrichment curriculum and PSHE curriculum to ensure children develop their skills with emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development.

There are Three key themes that are embedded within the PSHE curriculum: Health and Wellbeing, Living in the Wider World and Relationships. Each theme is delivered through lessons which are age and stage-appropriate so that they meet children’s needs. Every year each group studies the same theme at the same time (sequentially ordered from September to July), allowing for whole school themes to be explored with children, for example, a display or assembly to be shared and celebrated by the whole school.

‘Health and Wellbeing’ covers a wide range of topics, including ‘Growing Up’, ‘Safety First’, ‘It’s My Body’, ‘Think Positive’ etc.

‘Living in the Wider World’ focuses on ‘Aiming High’ (Careers), encouraging children to start to think about their dreams and ambitions and goals for success. Children learn about what makes Britain diverse, and celebrating diversity, such as disability, racism, power and friendship.

‘Relationships’ aims to help children to think about looking at diverse topics such as families, friendships, pets and animals, and love and loss. Making key links to how we keep ourselves safe, this links to cyber safety and social networking, as well as attraction and assertiveness. Children learn how to deal with conflict, their own strengths and self-esteem. They have the chance to explore roles and responsibilities in families and look at stereotypes.


Our theme ‘Living in the Wider World’ and enrichment curriculum encompasses careers, where we cover ‘Dreams and Goals’, which aims to help children to start to think about their hopes and dreams, their goals for success, what their personal strengths are, and how to overcome challenges.

For further information and details about the delivery of RSE, see our PSE and PSHE policy on the policies page of this website.