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Marlbrook Primary School



To build a PSHE curriculum which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills which enables children to access the wider curriculum and to prepare children to be a global citizen now, and in their future roles within a global community.

To design a curriculum with appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding to fulfil the new PSHE three strands; health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world.  Relationship and Sex Education will be taught in line with government guidelines.

Children will have accurate and relevant knowledge of PSHE.

Children will have opportunities to create personal understanding.

Children will be given the opportunities to explore and challenge a range of values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities.

Children will develop a range of skills and strategies to live a healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced life.


The school curriculum will focus on the three core learning themes; health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world.

The Scheme of work and Progression of skills, also includes opportunities to link British Values, Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) and schools key skills into the curriculum.

Children have access to key knowledge, language and meanings in order to understand PSHE to use across the wider curriculum.

Whole school, Key Stage and class assemblies can make a link to PSHE, British Values and SMSC.


Children will demonstrate and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty.

Children will demonstrate a healthy outlook towards school and their wider community.

Children will achieve age related expectations within PSHE across the wider curriculum, through demonstrating the school values.







Years 1-6











Cross-curricular links to English – Spoken Language;

Across the PSHE/SMSC Curriculum Pupils will be taught to:


·        listen and respond appropriately to adults and their peers

·        ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge

·        use relevant strategies to build their vocabulary

·        articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions

·        give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for different purposes, including for   expressing feelings

·        maintain attention and participate actively in collaborative conversations, staying on topic and initiating and responding to comments

·        use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesising, imagining and exploring ideas

·        speak audibly and fluently with an increasing command of Standard English

·        participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play, improvisations and debates

·        gain, maintain and monitor the interest of the listener(s)

·        consider and evaluate different viewpoints, attending to and building on the contributions of others

·        select and use appropriate registers for effective communication.




Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural understanding (SMSC) enables children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. In so doing we help develop their sense of self worth. We teach them how society is organised and governed. We ensure that they experience the process of democracy in school through the school council. We teach them about rights and responsibilities. They learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse multicultural society.

Our Mission Statement is - 'Personal, social and health education (PSHE) and citizenship enables children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society through the teaching of the three core themes.' The three core themes are: Health and Well Being, Relationships and Living in the wider world- Economic wellbeing and being a responsible citizen. 

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