Tiptoe Primary School

Tiptoe Primary School
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PSHE at Tiptoe


This subject is central to all we do at Tiptoe. It is a springboard for our Tiptoe learning powers for life. We plan to visit it through every area of our curriculum as well as being a standalone subject. 

Our vision is that our children will be life long learners, active citizens, able to take risks in their learning and knowing how to stay safe at home and in the community.


Underpinned by our Tiptoe Learning Powers - PSHE is challenging, motivating, practical and interactive. In our diverse society, children need to develop an understanding of themselves, others and their community and how we can work together in harmony. They also need to know how to maintain healthy lifestyles and relationships with others. PSHE plays an integral role in children exploring these things and helps to prepare them for the local, national and international community that they live in now and in the future. We believe that our learning powers will enable the children to be collaborative, organised, curious, independent and resilient. 


PSHE helps to give pupils the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives, while acting as responsible citizens.

At Tiptoe School we want our children to be empowered with the skills that will make them  successful life long learners.

They are a golden thread through our curriculum. We teach the children these skills which we call our learning powers! They are skills for life that the children can take forward to their next step in learning and to the future. 

Our learning power characters help the children understand how these skills can be developed and nurtured overtime to support them throughout their lives.

We systematically cover the following areas : -

Families and Relationships  Partner 'the collaborative' Pony  

Health and Wellbeing        Organised 'the problem solving' Owl         

Safety and the Changing Body  Wonder 'the curious' Woodpecker  

Citizenship                        Eager 'the independent' Eagle        

Economic Wellbeing            Resi 'the resilient' Rabbit                         

Self Identity            Transitions and changes moving up

Our long term planning for each class is on our curriculum page.


The children understand the importance of PSHE and British values and the effects it can have on life in and out of school, this is evident through pupil voice, monitoring and the behaviour of our children. The children at Tiptoe develop a strong sense of responsibility, independently running activities for younger children, as well as actively supporting charities. By teaching pupils to stay safe, healthy and building self esteem, resilience and empathy our effective PSHE programme tackles barriers to learning, raises aspirations and improves life chances. 

Through the golden thread of our learning powers, by the time they leave our school PSHE enables our learners to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. It helps them to understand how they are developing personally and socially and tackles many of the moral social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. Our curriculum allows pupils to learn about rights an responsibilities and 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. 


FamiliesPSHE progression of skills at Tiptoe School