Purpose and aims


Our PSHE education is a planned, developmental programme of learning through which our pupils will acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. The key concepts, skills and attributes that are developed through PSHE education will help us to fulfil our statutory responsibility to safeguard pupils, support their spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life


To equip pupils to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives.To encourage them to be enterprising and support them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices and in achieving economic wellbeing.To provide opportunities to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future.


Our curriculum is categorised in two ways: Breadth –  giving accurate, balanced and relevant knowledgeDepth- opportunities to turn that knowledge into personal understanding Whilst coverage is our goal for the breadth elements, repetition and increasing understanding is our goal for the ‘depth’ elements.  Our curriculum drivers – reflection, initiative, diversity – shape our teaching of PSHCE so that every opportunity is taken to relate PSHCE to the needs of our pupils.  PSHCE is studied throughout the academic year and across EYFS, KS1 and KS2 so that pupils gain a growing development understanding of the overarching themes, concepts and skills in the PSHCE curriculum. 

Progression and Assessment

Our curriculum follows a progression of skills, which mirror the aims of the subject.  We set out our expectations around each skill relating to Basic skills, Mastery of skills and applying skills at greater depth.  It is expected the vast majority of pupils will have a secure understanding of the processes in PSHCE and be working at a Mastery level.  Some children will have a deeper understanding and will be working at Greater Depth. Assessment We assess pupils’ depth of understanding every 2 terms (Term 2, 4 & 6) and use this as a judgement as to whether pupils are on track to meet our curriculum expectations.

Monitoring, evaluation and improvement

The role of the leader in monitoring pupil outcomes is to audit teachers’ judgements.  This is done collectively in staff meetings and then collated by the leader.  The leader then works collectively with teachers to examine the strengths and limitations in provision to diagnose why the outcomes are as they are.  The leader then creates action plans to improve achievement.  The leader keeps track of the improvements they have secured over time to understand how effective he or she is as a leader. 

PSHCE Progression of Knowledge and Skills Document Download