Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

PSHE at Christ Church

At Christ Church, PSHE is an extremely important aspect of the curriculum which is taught directly through Circle Time sessions and throughout other lessons. The school follows an adapted scheme that is tailored to the specific requirements of the school and covers a range of issues such as Sex and Relationship Eductaion, Drug Awareness, Road Safety, Relationships, Fairtrade and charity and Mental Health. The children are given time to discuss the age sensitive topics in a safe space and complete activities about the issues discussed. 

In our PSHE lessons this term, we will be discussing the NSPCC's Underwear Rule. This is designed to teach pupils how to stay safe from sexual abuse, without giving explicit information or telling scary stories or even using the term "sexual abuse". In the lessons, children will learn about the 'PANTS' acrostic, which stands for:

  • Private are private
  • Always remember your body belongs to you
  • No means no
  • Talk about secrets that upset you
  • Speak up, someone can help

The lessons will be delivered in a way that's fully age-appropriate.

More information about the Underwear Rule, including a short film and a parent guide can be found at