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PSHE is the key subject here at the Linden Centre, which has its golden thread flowing through every lesson of every subject we teach.  

PSHE education is a school subject through which students develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepared for life and work. They also have opportunities to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, teamworking and critical thinking. The PSHE Faculty consists of several experienced teachers that work together to provide and deliver a broad and balanced curriculum for all students.

The teaching and learning of PSHE gives students as many opportunities to be creative, competitive, co-operative and to face challenges as individuals, in small groups or as part of the local community. Students are challenged to think in different ways to suit the different challenges.  

Primary PSHE & RSE Teachers

Helen Stewart Yr 3

Katherine Clarke Yr 4

Henry Groome Yr 5

Laura Haywood Harris Yr 6


Secondary PSHE & RSE Teachers

Claire Daley - PSHE

Garry Ingliss - Emotional Coaching

Claire Bowen - Relationship and Sex Education

Lauren Jones - Nurture

The Linden Centre believes that a strong PSHE education is important to help our pupils develop into well-rounded members of society, who can make a positive contribution to their community. Our PSHE curriculum is strongly tied to our RSE, relationships, health education and pastoral care programme.

The vision for pupils, staff and others linked to our school is to always look to achieve our personal best in every aspect of school life.

  • Our school is one where everyone is encouraged and supported to achieve their personal best.
  • Our school is welcoming, inclusive, has a real community feel and is a place where everyone is valued.
  • Our pupils and staff treat each other equitably, fairly, with kindness and with mutual respect. At all times, staff and pupils are encouraged to show a high regard for the needs and feelings of others through their actions and words.
  • Our pupils and staff are enterprising and approach challenges with a ‘can-do’ attitude.
  • The needs and interests of all pupils, irrespective of gender, culture, ability or aptitude, will be promoted through an inclusive and varied PSHE curriculum at our school.
  • Our environment is safe and clean with everyone sharing responsibility for it.
  • Our culture is one of continuous improvement, creativity and enthusiasm.

In PSHE, the programme has been designed alongside the PSHE Association’s guidance which is based on three core themes which allows for some overlap and flexibility with the delivery to suit our students:

  • Core Theme 1: Health and Wellbeing (personal identity, healthy lifestyles, keeping safe)
  • Core Theme 2: Relationships (healthy relationships, relationships and sex education, relationship safety, valuing difference)
  • Core Theme 3: Living in the Wider World (rights and responsibilities, economic wellbeing, employability and enterprise, career progression)

During the academic year 2022-2023, we will focus on the following objectives:

Priority Objective 1: To ensure the PSHE curriculum is well resourced.

Priority Objective 2: To ensure that PSHE has appropriate curriculum coverage across year groups.

Priority Objective 3: To ensure that PSHE is taught effectively and creatively.

Priority Objective 4: To launch a curriculum that meets our children’s’ SEMH needs (identified in assessments and interventions.

Priority Objective 5: To ensure that teachers’ skills are well developed and impact positively on pupil outcomes through incisive and meaningful CPD.