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P.S.H.E. & R.S.E.

Curriculum Intent for PSHE / RSE: What we are trying to achieve with our PSHE / RSE curriculum.

At Brampton Primary School PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) and Relationships Education are an embedded part of our broad curriculum. Through the teaching of these subjects, we aim to support our children to become healthy and happy members of society, as well as preparing them for life and meaningful work in modern Britain.

Our policy and curriculum have recently been updated so that they correspond with the Department of Education’s new statutory guidance for Relationships and Health Education 2020. Our children are taught about positive relationships, how to stay safe and healthy and the importance of developing resilience. PSHE and Relationships Education lessons are taught on a weekly basis but also flow through other subjects, such as Numeracy, Science, and PE.

We will:

  • help pupils to aspire to be the best they can be, to have dreams for their future and know what is required to reach them.
  • provide opportunities for our pupils to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a valuable member of an ever-changing diverse society. We will help them to understand and consider many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up in Modern Britain.
  • deepen our pupils’ understanding of the fundamental British values of democracy, individual liberty, the rule of law and mutual respect and tolerance
  • develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
  • stimulate, challenge and nurture children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity.
  • help pupils to understand the importance of their physical and mental health, understand emotions and feelings and have strategies to help them become resilient and confident so they are ready for the transition to Secondary school.
  • help pupils to have a good understanding of themselves, to have empathy, an ability to work with others and to form and maintain positive relationships treating everyone equally with tolerance and respect.
  • teach our pupils’ age-appropriate understanding of healthy relationships through appropriate relationship and sex education.
  • teach our pupils about personal safety (online and off-line) and we will ensure pupils know where and how to get help if needed.
  • encourage all of our pupils to be the best version of themselves that they can be!

Implementation: How do we deliver the PSHE / RSE curriculum?

  • Personal Social Health Education (PSHE) including Relationships Sex Education (RSE) is at the heart of our school ethos and runs throughout all that we do.
  • Pupils are taught regularly timetabled PSHE / RSE lessons by a member of staff with whom the pupils are familiar.
  • Staff follow our whole school scheme (Kapow) to plan their lessons ensuring the Statutory RSE curriculum is taught.
  • The Curriculum is split into 6 themes (Families and Relationships, Health and Wellbeing, Safety and the Changing Body, Citizenship, Economic Wellbeing, Transition/Identity) and is taught as a spiral curriculum so topics are re-visited in more depth to match the maturity of the pupils (please see an overview of curriculum at the bottom of the page). 
  • Lessons are adapted to meet the needs of each individual class / pupils and to deal with issues as they arise.
  • Lessons are delivered in a way that ensures pupils feel safe and encourages participation by using a variety of teaching approaches with opportunities to develop critical thinking and relationship skills.
  • Assemblies, themed days, visits and visitors are used to support the teaching and are not used in place of it.
  • We work in partnership with parents informing them about what their children are learning and when required, providing guidance towards resources that can be used at home.
  • Lessons and school ethos.
  • Promote safe, equal, caring and enjoyable relationships and we discuss real-life issues appropriate to the age and stage of pupils, including friendships, families, consent, relationship abuse, sexual exploitation and safe relationships online.
  • Give a positive view of human sexuality, with honest and medically accurate information, so that pupils can learn about their bodies and sexual and reproductive health in ways that are appropriate to their age and maturity.
  • Gives pupils opportunities to reflect on values and influences (such as from peers, media, faith and culture) that may shape their attitudes to relationships and sex, and nurtures respect for different views.
  • Includes learning about how to get help and treatment from sources such as the school nurse and other  health and advice services, including reliable information online.
  • Fosters gender equality and LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans) equality and challenges all forms of discrimination.
  • Meet the needs of all pupils with their diverse experiences - including those with special educational needs and disabilities.


Schools are required to teach statutory Relationship Education and Biology topics in the Science Curriculum. As well as this, at Brampton Primary we teach non-statutory (but recommended by the DfE) Sex Education sessions in Year 6. Teachers will inform parents when these will be taught. 

The DfE Guidance 2019 states that parents will continue to have the right to withdraw their child from Sex Education but not from statutory Relationships Education or Personal, Social and Health and Economic Education.

Impact: What difference is the curriculum making to our pupils?

  • We are proud of the PSHE / RSE work that we deliver at Brampton, the evidence being seen through the well-rounded, confident, tolerant and independent pupils that leave us at the end of year 6.
  • The pupils’ attitude, behaviour and demeanour around school, within lessons, at playtimes’ and out in the community demonstrates the respect, tolerance and high aspirations that our pupils have of themselves and each other.
  • Pupils leave us ready for their next step into Secondary school and are armed with skills, knowledge and understanding that they can take forward into adulthood.
  • Our pupils leave us prepared for life in an ever-changing modern Britain. They have the tools they need to succeed, keep themselves safe and thrive.

We measure impact by the triangulation of lesson observations, work scrutiny and pupil voice, as well as this we carry out subject leader/ teaching staff discussions – where areas for development are discussed.

Please find our policy and whole school plan below and pass on your views. Your feedback is important to us.