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PSHE Curriculum statement 


  • Our PSHE curriculum inspires a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. 

  • Our PSHE curriculum equips children with an understanding of diverse places, people, resources and environments. 

  • Our PSHE curriculum is broad and balanced.  It is taught as a discrete subject as we believe this approach immerses our children within PSHE and equips them with the skills and tools needed to become a member of 21st century Britain. 

  • Where meaningful, our PSHE curriculum has links with other subjects so that our children broaden their understanding and apply their learning to different contexts (for example, in Year 4, in our ‘Being Me in My World’ unit we look at how we can respect the world we live in which links perfectly with our ‘Sustainability’ unit within Geography). 

  • As children’s reading and writing skills are essential in becoming life-long learners, we incorporate purposeful reading within our PSHE curriculum.   

  • Our PSHE curriculum is coherently planned and sequenced for all our children. 

  • Our PSHE curriculum is ambitious for all our children, including those with SEND, enabling every child to work to their full potential. 

  • In keeping with our Christian ethos, each PSHE unit of work is introduced through discussion and debate around ‘big questions’ that explore the awe and wonder of God’s world and our place within it (for example, in our ‘Celebrating Difference’ unit we question if God made us all in his image then why do we all look and act different). 



  • Our PSHE curriculum is purposeful and engaging (for example, children are able to learn about their rights as a child identified by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) 

  • The key concepts within our PSHE lessons are regularly revisited through our spiral curriculum, this enables our children to know more and remember more about PSHE. 

  • Children access their PSHE lessons through high quality teaching during which they participate in a wide range of engaging learning experiences such as independent research, debate, written tasks, creative tasks and drama. 

  • There is a strong focus on children using key vocabulary in written tasks, debate and discussion activities and in their oral contributions during lessons. 

  • All PSHE lessons build upon prior learning and have clearly defined end points.    

  • In PSHE lessons, teachers check pupils’ understanding effectively, identifying and correcting misunderstandings.  

  • As part of our PSHE curriculum, children take part in enrichment activities such as taking part in debate, voting for their class representatives for the school council and even organising a fundraising event to raise money for the charity Stand by Me. 



  • We evaluate the knowledge, skills and understanding that children have gained in their PSHE lessons against carefully planned end points to measure progression. 

  • Our PSHE curriculum ensures children have the knowledge and cultural capital to succeed in the next steps of their education and to live in 21st century Britain. 

  • In the monitoring of the PSHE curriculum, we constantly strive for improvement through review and evaluation.