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Curriculum Statement - PSHE at Stamshaw Junior School


In an ever-changing world, it is essential that our children are equipped with the skills to be confident and successful members of society.  As such, our aims for PSHE and RSE are tailored for the needs of our community and are based on the prior experiences of our children.  Therefore, PSHE curriculum planning will:

  • Provide a curriculum that promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, physical and mental development of the children to prepare them for the opportunities and responsibilities in later life.
  • Allow the children to develop a sense of self-worth and pride in their achievements.
  • Provide the skills and knowledge to allow our children to live in, and manage, in a changing society where they may encounter conflict and challenges and where British Values are an integral part of life.
  • Provide a curriculum that is centred around the emotional well-being of all children and provide the skills to enable them to achieve this.


With the intent at the centre of PSHE teaching in our school, these aims are our focus:

  • All lessons are EPIC and encourage the children to engage in the subject matter and challenge any pre-conceived ideas.

Our children need to develop a growth mind set to enable them to be resilient with changes they may face and understand the world in which they live.

  • Provide a curriculum that is tailored to our community and is based on the needs of our children, their prior experiences and topical issues.

Because we understand the importance of helping our children respect the underpinning of British Values: democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect. We want our children to develop into respectful and caring members of our school and wider community through a curriculum that encourages independence and reflection.  Our children should understand the importance of accepting responsibility for their own actions.

  • Provide a curriculum that embeds the PSHE values and aims so that the children are equipped to understand how their emotions can affect their physical health and ways to manage these.

We understand that in a world where change is constant, our children need to have the skills to recognise how being mentally and physically well feels and where to get help and ways to self-help when this is not the case.

  • Provide an SRE curriculum that is explicitly taught to all year groups, where parents are informed of the SRE being delivered and one that enables the children to explore and understand the complexities of both bodily changes and their relationships both now and in the future.

We understand that growing into an adult can be a time of great anxiety. Therefore, we want our children to understand how their bodies will change, at an age appropriate level, and for them to have a positive body image where they respect themselves and others, while at the same time maintaining healthy and respectful relationships.


By the end of KS2 the children will:

  • Children will know and apply the British Values of tolerance, rule of law, mutual respect and liberty.

Core Theme 1 - Health and Wellbeing

  • Know what is meant by a healthy lifestyle.
  • Know how to maintain physical, mental an emotional wellbeing.
  • Know how to manage risks to physical and emotional wellbeing.
  • Know ways to keep physically and emotionally safe.
  • Know ways to manage change including puberty, transition and loss.
  • Know how to make informed choices about health and wellbeing and to recognise sources of help with this.
  • Know how to respond in an emergency.
  • Be able to identify different influences on  health and wellbeing.

Core Theme 2: Relationships

  • Know how to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships, within a range of social/cultural contexts.
  • Know how to recognise and manage emotions within a range of relationships.
  • Know how to recognise risky or negative relationships including all forms of bullying and abuse.
  • Know how to respond to risky or negative relationships and how to ask for help.
  • Know how to respect equality and diversity in relationships.

Core Theme 3 - Living In The Wider World:  Economic Wellbeing and being a Responsible Citizen.

  • Know how to respect themselves and others and the importance of responsible behaviours and actions.
  • Know about the rights and responsibilities as members of families, other groups and ultimately citizens.
  • Know about different groups and communities.
  • Know to respect equality and to be a productive member of a diverse community.
  • Know about the importance of respecting and protecting the environment.
  • Know where money comes from, keeping safe and the importance of managing it effectively.
  • Know how money plays an important part in people’s lives.
  • Have a basic understanding of enterprise.

RSE Ready to Progress Statements 

RSE Ready to Progress

By the end of Lower Key Stage 2 children should be able to:

  • Express and manage a range of feelings.
  • Understand how we grow and change as we get older.
  • Know how to keep safe in their environment.
  • Understand how people are different.

By the end of Upper Key Stage 2 children should be able to:

  • Understand the concept of trust in relationships and how to manage peer pressure.
  • Understand puberty and the role of human reproduction.
  • Understand how to keep safe on line.
  • Understand and challenge discrimination.


Full Details of all Objectives

Curriculum Overviews

Click the links below to access year group curriculum overviews

Lower Key Stage PSHE Overviews

Upper Key Stage PSHE Overviews

Policies & Outcomes