St Mark's Eccles C.E. Primary School


 (including RSE)

PSHE at St Mark's develops mindful children with positive health and wellbeing

 At St Mark's Church of England school we care passionately about well-being, British values, mindfulness, health and relationships and economic education.  PSHE is taught in classes on a weekly basis. We share the weekly news using CBBC Newsround.


Our PSHE curriculum develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills which will enable children to access the wider curriculum and prepare them to be a global citizen now and in their future roles within a global community. It promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils, preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences for later life. Our Relationships and Health Education (RSE) enables our children to learn how to be safe, and to understand and develop healthy relationships, both now and in their future lives.


We use the National Curriculum and our self-developed ‘Pilgrim Progress’ assessment procedures provide support for staff and pupils to monitor their progress against the gaining of key skills and knowledge. This important spine allows us to manage our split classes and plan a clear four year cycle of topics and learning that begins with an individual child's starting point. The foundation stones to a successful education lie in the acquisition of basic skills and knowledge.

We strongly feel that PSHE should not exist in isolation; it must be part of a whole school approach. We follow the Pilgrim Progress and adapt it to the needs of our pupils. The lessons we teach are also informed by our school’s Christian visions and Values. The Pilgrim Progress documents allow us to teach PSHE and RSE in full and focus on:

  • Promoting our Christian values of TRUST, PEACE and FELLOWSHIP. 
  • Learning to respect others.
  • Understanding that we are able learners who have confidence in our abilities. 
  • Keeping ourselves healthy.
  • Realising that people are different and respecting those differences. 
  • Being safe in all areas of life.
  • Actively promoting British Values.
  • Adding value to our community and school in general. 

 For RSE:

  • Relationships Education will put in place the building blocks needed for positive and safe relationships, including with family, friends and online. Your child will be taught what a relationship is, what friendship is, what family means and who can support them. In an age-appropriate way, we will cover how to treat each other with kindness, consideration and respect.
  • Health education aims to give your child the information they need to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing, to recognise issues in themselves and others, and to seek support as early as possible when issues arise.
  • In our school RSE will be inclusive and meet the needs of all pupils, including those with special
    educational needs and disabilities by giving careful consideration to the level of
    differentiation needed. 
  • RSE is an ongoing process we encourage partnership with home
    and with parents. 

 RSE Policy

All schools have been required to consult with parents with regards to these changes. We have kept our information document on our site for parent information. Although we are no longer consulting, please contact the school for more information if you have questions. 

RSE Information


Please see our Curriculum Overview for the academic year 2021-2022 below: