All schools must provide a curriculum that is broadly based and balanced, and which meets the needs of all pupils. Under section 78 of the Education Act 2002 and the Academies Act 2010 such a curriculum:

  • promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society
  • prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life

PSHE education is a planned programme of learning through which pupils acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. As part of a whole school approach, it develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

PSHE education should address both pupils’ direct experience and preparation for their future. A spiral programme ensures learning is revisited, reinforced and extended in age and stage appropriate contexts. Developing  a PSHE programme which meets pupil need and which is tailored to local circumstances is vital.


Click on the links below for further guidance:

Citizenship National Curriculum

SMSC Guidance

Guidance on promoting British Values in schools

At Brentnall, t​he curriculum is split into two sections of:  Character Development Programme (LORIC) and A Mind to be Kind. The children will meet these themes throughout the course of the year and the themes are built upon as the children move through school.In EYFS, KS1 and LKS2 children use a range of ways to record their responses to and progress in PSHE sessions: Wider Learning books and The Primary Edge App. The Primary Edge App allows children to assess themselves against each attribute. Pupils are shown a list of the statements against which they can RAG rate themselves. This then gives children activity options to complete to help achieve certain statements.

Through the ‘Character Development Programme’, the children should have a good self-development of:

·        Leadership

·        Organisation

·        Resilience

·        Initiative

·        Communication

Through the ‘A Mind to be Kind’ sessions, the children should have a good balance of these overarching concepts:

·        Acts of Kindness

·        Respect

·        Living Without Harming Others

For information on the National Curriculum for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education please click here

For information on our school’s Long Term Plans for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education please click here