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PSHE at Carleton Endowed CE (VA) Primary school

At Carleton Endowed CE (VA) Primary, personal, social, health and education (PSHE) is an embedded part of our broad and balanced curriculum. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development is at the heart of our school ethos. British Values are promoted through the overarching aims and objectives of PSHE by supporting our children to become healthy and responsible members of society, as well as preparing them for life and work in modern Britain.


The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a progressive curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more. At Carleton Endowed CE (VA) Primary, PSHE enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society and enables them to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes. 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. Through our PSHE curriculum, we therefore aim to:

  • To deliver a progressive PSHE and citizenship curriculum which teaches knowledge and skills and is accessible to all.
  • To enable children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society.
  • To enable children to stay safe online and offline.
  • To enable children to access the wider curriculum and prepare them to be a global citizen now and in the future.
  • To enable children to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes.


Our PSHE curriculum is designed to directly support the pastoral education of our children as well as the academic outcomes that we aim for at Carleton Endowed CE (VA) Primary.  We have developed a spiral, bespoke PSHE curriculum to meet the needs of our children and are supplementing our teaching with a Primary scheme of work called Jigsaw PSHE.    This scheme is clear and comprehensive and tailored to our children’s needs, and is in line with the National Curriculum.  They provide opportunities to link British Values, SMSC key skills into the curriculum, and incorporates the Dfe Relationship and Sex Education and Health Education learning outcomes that became statutory from September 2020. (See RSE Policy).

 The teaching of PSHE includes discrete whole class weekly sessions and is embedded throughout our curriculum.  We also take daily opportunities to make cross-curricular links and will also teach PSHE as a result of issues that arise in our classrooms and locally, nationally and globally. Through the teaching of direct knowledge and skills in PSHE, we endeavour to enable our children to interact and communicate appropriately, support self-esteem, self-confidence and promote appropriate behaviour. 

Our PSHE curriculum is delivered through a good balance of the following themes and is tailored to the needs of our children.  The skills and knowledge of these concepts are built upon as the children move through school


The PSHE education that we offer has significant potential to boost pupils’ life chances, helping them to stay safe both online and offline, improve their physical and emotional health and develop the character, resilience and skills they need to succeed academically and flourish in the future.  We endeavour to support the development of children’s values in order for them to become a positive citizen in a forever changing community.