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P.S.H.E. & Citizenship

Why we teach it

‘The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands’ Anne Frank


Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a vitally important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. According the PSHE Association, PSHE education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skill and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, prepared for life and work.


How we teach it

We adopt a flexible approach to deliver high quality PSHE based on the needs of our children. We tailor our PSHE programme of study to reflect the needs of our pupils.

We organise the PSHE and citizenship curriculum in a variety of ways.

We use the '1Decision' Scheme of learning and the 'Second Step' programme throughout school which allows discussion, opinion and role play to be presented in a safe environment. It covers empathy, anger management and personal situations which allows reflection and thinking time for specific contexts.

We deliver PSHE and citizenship curriculum through our RE, Science, PE, Literacy, Computing and as a discreet subject.

Outside agencies deliver elements of PSHE to specific year groups. The focus is based on self-esteem, distorted self-image and positive role models. We also develop PSHE and citizenship through various activities and whole-school events. There is a particular focus on developing pupils’ self-esteem and giving them opportunities to develop leadership skills and positive group work.

1decision also addresses the area of RSE (Relationship and Sex Education) in the Summer term, which is compulsory in all Primary schools. Please refer to our RSE Policy.

Alongside our school values we uphold and teach pupils about British Values, developing ‘Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural’ (SMSC) enrichment opportunities across the school through Personal, Social, Health and Emotional (PSHE), Rights Respecting Schools (RRSA), Religious Education (RE) and the wider curriculum.


British Values

The Rule of Law


Individual Liberty

Mutual Respect

Tolerance of those with different faiths and different beliefs


How you can support your child in PSHE

There many ways to support your child’s PSHE development at home. Here are some links which may be of interest.

PSHE Association  

KS2 Citizenship

KS1 Citizenship

BBC Bitesize PSHE

BBC Bitesize- Health and Relationships     


Skills and Knowledge Progression

Rights Respecting Schools Award - United Nations.