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The PSHE curriculum

PSHE education is a school curriculum subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy, safe and prepared for life and work.

Our PSHE curriculum is split into three different strands:


Living in the wider world 

Health and Wellbeing 

Each term children will learn skills and facts that will help them to become good citizens and members of their community. 

Statutory PSHE Guidance 

You can also look at the statutory guidance for PSHE by clicking the links below. 

Relationship Eduction

Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing

Developments in PSHE 

Specific strands in the PSHE curriculum became compulsory for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. It is now compulsory to teach about relationships and health education through Key Stage 1 until Key Stage 2. The PSHE currciulum has been designed to suit the needs of our children and to make sure they have the correct skills to enable them to live safe lives in Barnet, its surronding areas and even the rest of the world!


Our school has achieved the Healthy Schools London Bronze award demonstrating our school’s dedication to both developing the children academically and wholistically.

Bronze Award


We take part in the Junior Travel Ambassador Scheme run by Transport for London. Our JTAs help to encourage road safety and sustainable travel throughout the school. They do this through assemblies, running competitions and events and maintaining their own notice board.

jta logo

School Council

Each year our School council enjoy running charity events to help the local and global communities.The children meet at the beginning of the school year and decide which charities they would like to support. They ask their class mates for ideas of fundraising activities that they could do. 

The children have organised a bake sale to raise money for the RSPCA, they have organised a whole school planting day to support the wildlife trust and they have organised a reverse advert. During the reverse advent the whole school got involved by bringing in a dry or canned good that was then donated to the local homeless shelter. 

Blessing bags
making water bottles
making pies

Here is a link to a report of our volunteering work


The School council is made up of two members of each class voted for by their classmates on our polling day.  They play an important role in school life.  They represent the views of the pupils in weekly meetings and put their ideas for change forward to the head teacher.

This year our chair of governers presented the children with their official school council badges.

The children also take part in the We Schools programme in collaboration with free the children. They choose one cause that they would like to help with in the local community and one global issue that they want to support. Throughout the year they organise events in order to raise money and help make changes to the world.

Playground Buddies

Our playground buddy scheme plays an important part in creating a safe, friendly, happy and peaceful atmosphere for children during the morning break and lunchtimes.

The playground buddies are children from year 5 who are given the opportunity to take on the formal role of ‘Playground Buddy’. This involves making a written application for the post of Playground Buddy. Candidates are then interviewed. They are appointed if they meet the criteria for being a buddy, which is:

  • Show kindness to others.
  • Be prepared, at all times, to put the needs of others before their own.
  • Observe the behaviour of other children in the playground.
  • Support any child who seems to be in difficulty or upset.
  • Offer others reassurance.
  • Seek to find a friend for any child who seems to have no one to play with.
  • Tell the adult/adults on duty about potentially dangerous situations.
  • Lead a child to an adult who can give First Aid, if appropriate.
  • Deal fairly with all children.
  • Value every child who belongs to Livingstone Primary and Nursery School and treat them with respect.

    Successful applicants attend four training sessions.

    The buddies really enjoy their responsibilities, and not only do they make the playground a happy place for all the children, but also offer a great help to the staff on duty at lunchtime.

    What is their role?

    To help all children to learn to play cooperatively with each other.

    To help children resolve minor conflicts.

    Teach children to play a wider range of games.

    Help lonely children make more friends.

    Most importantly, be available as a friend to all the other children.

    How do we spot them?
    Look out for their bright green waistcoats.

    When should you use a buddy?

    You should use a buddy if you are unhappy, feeling lonely, feeling angry or are worried about anything.

    The buddies will try to help you feel better.

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