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The intention of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximize the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more.  

At Brightlingsea Primary School, personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.  

 It is our intention to: build a PSHE curriculum which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills which enables children to access the wider curriculum and to prepare children to be a global citizen now and in their future roles within a global community.  

The curriculum will demonstrate appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding to fulfil the duties of the Relations Education (RE), Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education HE) whereby schools must provide a ‘balanced and broadly-based curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities and responsibilities and experiences for later life.  


  • Clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum  

Brightlingsea Primary has an embedded PSHE scheme of Work based on the PSHE Association. It focuses on these main themes: 

  • Core Theme 1: Health and Wellbeing including topic areas healthy lifestyles, keeping safe, growing and changing .
  • Core Theme 2: Relationships including topic areas healthy relationships, feelings and emotions, valuing differences.  
  • Core Theme 3: Living in the wider world including topic areas rights and responsibilities, taking care of the environment, money.  

  The Scheme of work also includes opportunities to link British Values, SMSC and OWLS (our wise learning skills) into the curriculum.  

 The curriculum starts in Year 1 and follows the children through to Year 6  

  •    Wider Curriculum  

All subjects make a link to PSHE and it is identified in each year group’s long term and medium term planning.  

There is a clear progression of vocabulary which is evident in their books, displays and language.  

  •    Displays across school  

PSHE, OWL and Zones of learning displays throughout school reinforce the PSHE curriculum enabling children to make links.  

  •   Assemblies  

Whole school, Key Stage and class assemblies always make a link to PSHE, British Values or OWLS.   


  • Children will demonstrate and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, and Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty.  
  • Children will demonstrate a healthy outlook towards school; attendance will be in-line with national and behavior will be good.  
  • Children will achieve age related expectations across the wider curriculum.  
  • Children will become healthy and responsible members of society. 
  • Children will be on their journey preparing them for life and work in modern Britain.  

At Brightlingsea Primary we believe that PSHE plays a vital part of primary education and as well as discrete focused lessons It is also embedded throughout the curriculum. PSHE is integral to the development of children’s values in order for them to become a positive citizen in a forever changing community. PSHE is an important part of school assemblies were children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.