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Location & Contact Details


Victoria Road,

Contact Number

01928 574644

Email Address

Events Calendar

september, 2023


PSHE Curriculum

Our Subject Leader for PSHE is: Mrs K Barlow
Curriculum Statement

At Victoria Road Primary School, our PSHE curriculum is ambitious, well-sequenced and progressive. Equipping our pupils with the
skills they need to be happy, healthy and responsible members of society. We offer a range of learning experiences that provide
our pupils with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully tackle the social, moral, spiritual and cultural issues that face the
children growing-up in their local environment.
PSHE at Victoria Road is underpinned by our school values and the fundamental British Values:
 Democracy
 Rule of Law
 Individual Liberty
 Mutual respect and Tolerance 
Our PSHE curriculum meets the aims of the Relationships and Health Education statutory guidance (as set out by the Department
for Education), including the non-statutory sex education. Our PSHE curriculum is supported by Kapow RSE and PSHE, a
comprehensive scheme of work that enables us to deliver an ambitious PSHE curriculum from Year 1 through to Year 6, covering
key areas which will support children to make informed choices now and in the future around their health, safety, wellbeing,
relationships, and financial matters and will support them in becoming confident individuals and active members of society.


EYFS – In the Foundation Stage, PSHE and citizenship is taught as an integral part of topic work and is embedded throughout the
curriculum. The objectives taught are the Personal, Social and Emotional Development statements from ‘Development Matters in
the EYFS’ and the PSED Early Learning Goals.
Key Stages One and Two – Our curriculum consists of five areas of learning:
 Families and relationships
 Health and wellbeing
 Safety and the changing body
 Citizenship
 Economic wellbeing
Each area is revisited to allow children to build on prior learning. The lessons also provide a progressive programme, based upon
the statutory requirements for Relationships and Health Education, but where our lessons go beyond these requirements (primarily
in the Citizenship and Economic wellbeing areas) they refer to the PSHE Association Programme of Study which is recommended
by the DfE.
Sex education has been included in line with the DfE recommendations and is covered in Year 6 of our scheme.
The scheme supports the requirements of the Equality Act through direct teaching, for example learning about different families, the
negative effect of stereotypes and celebrating differences, in addition to the inclusion of diverse teaching resources throughout the
A range of teaching and learning activities are used and are based on good practice in teaching RSE/PSHE education to ensure
that all children can access learning and make progress. In Key Stage 1 and 2, there is an introductory lesson at the start of each
year group which provides the opportunity for children and teachers to negotiate ground rules for the lessons. These introductory
lessons can then be referred to throughout the year to help create a safe environment. Lessons are appropriately adapted to
stretch the most able learners and give additional support to those who need it. Many lessons, stories, scenarios, and video clips
provide the opportunity for children to engage in real life and current topics in a safe and structured way. Role-play activities are
also included to help children play out scenarios that they may find themselves in.
There are meaningful opportunities for cross-curricular learning, in particular with Computing for online safety and Science for
growing, nutrition, teeth, diet and lifestyle. The scheme provides consistent messages throughout the age ranges including how
and where to access help.


By the time our children leave our school they will:
 be able to approach a range of real life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through
modern life
 be on their way to becoming healthy, open minded, respectful, socially and morally responsible, active members of society
 appreciate difference and diversity
 recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty
 be  able to understand and manage their emotions
 be able to look after their mental health and well-being
 be able to develop positive, healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future.
 understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age appropriate level
 have respect for themselves and others.
 have a positive self esteem


“Be the change you want to see in the world”

Mahatma Gandhi