1. Overview

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.

2. PSHE Curriculum Intent

The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a 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.

Our Intentions:

  • To deliver a progressive PSHE and Citizenship curriculum which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills which enables children to access the wider curriculum and to prepare them to be a global citizen now and in the future.

3. PSHE Curriculum Implementation

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 have an embedded Primary scheme of

work called North Yorkshire PSHE and Citizenship Guidance for schools including the Curriculum Entitlement Framework. We also use scheme You, Me, PSHE and other resources to compliment this. These schemes are clear and comprehensive and 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 will become statutory from September 2020.

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 ofdirect knowledge and skills in PSHE, we endeavor 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.

We recognise that Circle Time is a very useful teaching model for many of the aspects of PSHE and develop PSHE through activities and whole school events. We offer residential trips to various year groups, where there is a particular focus on developing pupils’ self-esteem, self-confidence, self-belief and giving them opportunities to develop leadership and co-operation through team building, as we want all children to aim high to achieve their maximum potential.

Wider curriculum

All subjects make a link to PSHE, British Values, SMSC and the language is used consistently by all staff.


PSHE, British Values and SMSC displays throughout school reinforces the PSHE curriculum enabling children to make links.

Collective Worship

PSHE is an important part of our whole school, Key Stage and class Collective Worships where children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.

4. PSHE Curriculum Impact

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 endeavor to support the development of children’s values in order for them to become a positive citizen in a forever changing community.

5. General

Relationship and Sex Education – Please see RSE Policy

Relationship and Sex Education forms an integral and important part of the PSHE curriculum. At Carleton Endowed CE (VA) Primary we are teaching the learning outcomes for Relationship and Sex Education and Health Education that will become statutory from September 2020.

Reasonable adjustment in PSHE

We recognise the importance of ensuring that all children with identified Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities have access to an ambitious PSHE curriculum. Within the curriculum are of PSHE,

SEND children will be provided with reasonable adjustments through their tasks and level of challenge provided. Advice can be sought from the school’s SENDCO where applicable.

Equal Opportunities

PSHE follows our Equality Policy.


Please see Planning Policy.

Reviewed: Autumn 2019

To be reviewed on Autumn 2021