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Curriculum Intent – PSHE and RSE


Our intent for PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) is that it underpins our whole school approach to learning and helping to grow mature and resilient learners able to face the multiple challenges of modern life, including the virtual world. To ensure our pupils are taught consistently to a high standard, we use Kapow’s PSHE and RSE


Schemes of Work

Our intention is that, when children leave Christ Church First School, they do so with the knowledge, understanding and emotions to be able to play an active role in today’s society. We want our children to have high aspirations, a belief in themselves and realise that anything is possible if they put their mind to it. We use Kapow resources to ensure we are meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum as well as providing a scheme of work that builds on progression year on year.


What do we want for our pupils?

  • Develop a confidence in sharing their own thoughts and opinions with others
  • Develop skills and attributes to keep themselves healthy and safe
  • Develop an attitude of a responsible global citizen
  • To show tolerance of others' beliefs, religions, and life choices.
  • To build positive, respectful relationships with other people



The Kapow Primary scheme is a whole school approach that consists of five areas of learning:

  • Families and relationships
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Safety and the changing body
  • Citizenship
  • Economic wellbeing


Each area is revisited every year to allow children to build on prior learning. The lessons also provide a progressive programme. The lessons are based upon the statutory requirements for Relationships and Health education, but where our lessons go beyond these requirements (primarily in the Citizenship and Economic wellbeing areas) they refer to the PSHE Association's Programme of Study which is recommended by the DfE.


There are many other opportunities where children are involved in PSHE outside of the discreet lesson, including assemblies where a range of themes are covered.


Each lesson within Kapow Primary’s scheme features assessment guidance, helping teachers to identify whether pupils have met, exceeded, or failed to meet the desired learning intentions for that lesson. Once taught the full scheme, children will have met the objectives set out within the Relationships and Health Education statutory guidance and can utilise their learning within their daily lives, such as dealing with friendship issues, building resilience, making healthy choices and knowing where and how to get help when needed.


By the time children leave us they will: 

  • demonstrate kindness and respect towards themselves and others. 
  • have the courage and ability to try new things, challenge themselves and persevere.  
  • take responsibility for their actions. 
  • have a good understanding of how to stay safe, healthy and how to develop good relationships.  
  • have an appreciation of what it means to be a positive member of a diverse, multicultural society.  
  • demonstrate and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty. 
  • be on their journey preparing them for life and work in modern Britain. 


An individual’s progress will be celebrated through recognition within the classroom and being awarded certificates during weekly assemblies.  


In order to be confident in the impact of PSHE across the whole school community, the PSHE leader will monitor the subject through discussion with pupils, gathering evidence of written activities, monitoring displays and through ongoing discussion with colleagues.