At Hilltop, we believe that Personal, Health, Relationship Education (PHRE) is the foundation of a child’s learning. It helps give children the skills and understanding they need to be morally good, healthy and independent citizens. In addition, we provide our children with the opportunity to learn about their rights and understand how their actions affect others by offering a Rights Respecting ethos; which encompasses experience of diversity and our changing society.  PHRE is also integrated throughout our bespoke curriculum. Our children are encouraged to develop their self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. 

What is PHRE?

PHRE is a term used to combine the areas of personal, health, relationship and sexual education. RSE is about the emotional, social and cultural development of pupils, and involves learning about relationships, sexual health, healthy lifestyles, diversity and personal identity. At Hilltop, we enable children to leave school with the skills needed to explore the world and make positive relationships with others.

Personal and health education is based fundamentally on giving children the skills and knowledge to be physically and mentally healthy. In addition it should provide the information required to let children make informed choices so they can keep themselves safe both in the real world and online.

Subject Overview

Please click here to see an overview of the PHRE taught in each year group.

Progression in PHRE

Please click here to see the progression across the four strands of the PHRE curriculum:

-Relationship and Sex education

-Emotional Health and Wellbeing

-Physical Health

-Internet Safety

Subject Portfolio

Please click here to see examples of PHRE taught at Hilltop.