The journey so far….
Why this and why here?

The data from the most recent health check for Early Years and Year 6 shows that the number of overweight children in school is both above the national average, and above the average for North East Lincolnshire.

Research shows that in a class of 30 one child could have experienced death, four could live in lone families, five could be living in absolute poverty and five could have mental health difficulties. Our current context at Canon Peter Hall mirrors these statistics, with the number of children in Upper KS2 cohorts experiencing these difficulties exceeding these statistics.


Why now?

Children at Canon Peter Hall benefit from a sustained quality of education which has prepared them effectively for future success, however, Covid 19 has left them vulnerable to mental health and well-being constraints which could limit them in achieving their full potential.


As a Church School, we will nurture children to understand that they are all extremely valuable. We are committed to enabling children to become responsible members of their local and global community who contribute positively to society.

Our school context is one of high levels of deprivation and it is therefore important to develop a strong sense of self-worth. The culture at Canon Peter Hall is built around preparing children for the world of work and their future life. Our PHRSE curriculum will equip children with the attitudes, relationships, personal and social skills that will act as a springboard to propel children to future success. They will know that “I can make things happen’’ and ‘’Only I can do it’’. 

What do we want our PHRSE curriculum to achieve?
  •              To know what constitutes a healthy lifestyle.

  •       To have positive wellbeing, understanding emotions, what may cause them      and how to manage them effectively

  •       To understand how to be safe both online, physically and mentally.

  •       To understand what constitutes a healthy relationship.


In all PHRSE units, children will be taught to know and understand the following elements of the 5 ways of wellbeing. It is these that will help them connect and make relationships between learning throughout school.

 The 5 ways to wellbeing are as follows:

  • Connect with other people
  • Be active
  • Learn new skills
  • Give to others
  • Pay attention to the present moment

These five ways of wellbeing are engaged with through the four strands of:

  • Living in the wider world
  •  Mental Health
  •  Physical Health
  • Relationships

These strands are recommended by the PHSE Association and are built on each year in a progressive long term plan. Bespoke unit plans ensure coverage of the objectives outlined by the PHSE Association delivered through their high quality teaching and learning pedagogies that are used consistently throughout our curriculum such as retrieving prior knowledge and pre teaching vocabulary.


What do we want our children to become as a result of the PHRSE curriculum?
  • Healthy individuals, both physically and mentally

  • Self-aware, happy and secure 
  • Resilient
  • Driven, ambitious and confident communicators and self-managers.
  • Emotionally aware, empathic and caring
  • Effective self-manager
What do we believe is right for our children to learn from the study of PHRSE?


  •  Feel secure enough in themselves to put themselves forward for opportunities with optimism, to succeed and be hopeful for the future
  • To have a positive self-image and sense of self-worth

  • To have a varied toolkit of effective coping strategies

  • To enter into and sustain healthy relationships
PHRSE long term plan
PHRSE Project Overviews: