Golcar Junior Infant And Nursery School

Welcome to

Golcar Junior Infant And Nursery School

  1. Learning & The Curriculum
  2. P.S.H.E. ed

Personal, Social, Health and Economics education


"Be good to people. And don't forget that you're people, too."

Colin Wright


Why is it important to learn PSHE?

The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to equip our children with the knowledge, understanding, skills and strategies required to live healthy, safe, productive, responsible and balanced lives.  Our aim is to give children the confidence to tackle many of the moral, social, cultural issues that are part of growing up. By having an understanding of themselves and others, children will be better equipped to form and maintain good relationships. We aim to provide opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Through teaching and learning children will begin to understand more about how to play a positive and successful role within our community, both as a child and as an adult within the future. We aim to encourage all our children to nurture their dreams, have high aspirations and achieve their full potential.

What does PSHE look like at Golcar JIN?

At Golcar J, I & N School, we use the PSHE Association’s three core themes: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. These three themes form part of a developmental, spiral curriculum and are tailored to address community needs. This means that the same key principles are revisited each year but are taken a step further to build upon the children’s knowledge and understanding. These principles are introduced to our children in Early Years and permeate school life. They are discussed regularly in assemblies and lessons, forming part of our day to day vocabulary. Our PSHE lessons involve lots of discussion, role-play and problem solving and this is often recorded in the way of photographs and video clips. Teachers are made aware of the impact of learning in this subject by use of observations, baseline and end point assessments which take place at the beginning and end of a lesson or series of lessons.

How do we promote PSHE learning at Golcar JIN?

Aspirations week

Anti-bullying week

Black History week

Growth mindset

Peer Massage and mindfulness


Whole School PSHE overview 

Further detail about what is being taught will be included in your child's half termly newsletter and relevant resources will be available to view on the year group webpages. Please contact your child's class teacher if you would like to discuss the lesson content in more detail.

Further Information