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Hadrian Primary School

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Welcome to PSHE at Hadrian


PSHE Curriculum Statement

At Hadrian, personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an embedded part of our broad and balanced curriculum. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development is at the heart of our school ethos. British Values are promoted through the overarching aims and objectives of PSHE by supporting our children to become healthy and responsible members of society, as well as preparing them for life and work in modern Britain.

PSHE Statement of Intent

The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more. At Hadrian Primary School, personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.



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.

The curriculum will demonstrate appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding to fulfil the duties of the Relations Education (RE), Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education HE) whereby schools must provide a ‘balanced and broadly-based curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities and responsibilities and experiences for later life.



PSHE Association evaluated research ‘A case for PSHE’ indicates that PSHE when taught well - helps keep children and young people safe, physically and emotionally healthy and prepared for life and work.

PSHE Association evaluated research ‘PSHE, Academic Attainment and Employability’ indicates that growing evidence suggests that the skills and attributes acquired through PSHE education have a significant impact on pupils' academic achievement, employability and future life chances.



  • Clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum.

Hadrian have an embedded Primary PSHE scheme of Work called One Life.

The following resources embed social and emotional aspects of learning (SEAL) within a whole school PSHE programme. The scheme of work includes

  • Substance Misuse
  • Tobacco
  • Risk Taking /Safety
  • Diversity
  • Emotional Health
  • Coping Strategies
  • Healthy Eating
  • Healthy relationships/bullying
  • Puberty/Growing up
  • Financial Education
  • British Values
  • Democracy
  • Citizenship
  • Physical Activity
  • E-Safety
  • Careers


The Scheme of work also includes opportunities to link British Values, SMSC and schools Key skills into the curriculum.

The spiral curriculum starts in Year 1 and follows the children through to Year 6. The distribution of the lessons complements key campaigns throughout the year such as Anti-bullying Week.

One Life uses open learning activities which suit the ethos of PSHE. All learning activities used in ‘One Life’ allow opportunities for discussion and debate. Open learning activities provide an opportunity for students for pupils to develop their skills, knowledge and attitude. Never underestimate the impact of children debating or discussing- even practising using language or talking about feelings can help them develop key skills for the future.


  • Wider Curriculum

All subjects make a link to PSHE, BV, SMSC and the language is used consistently by all staff.

See Wider School Provision appendix attached to PSHE Policy


  • Displays across school

PSHE, BV and SMSC displays throughout school reinforce the PSHE curriculum enabling children to make links.


  • Assemblies

Whole school, Key Stage and class assemblies always 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 – attendance will be in-line with national and behaviour will be good.
  • Children will achieve age related expectations across the wider curriculum.
  • Children will become healthy and responsible members of society
  • Children will be on their journey preparing them for life and work in modern Britain.


At Hadrian we deliver the PSHE curriculum by utilising first hand experience and sharing good practice. However, we are aware that the delivered curriculum must reflect the needs of our pupils. We expect teachers to use a PSHE programme to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. We believe that the purpose of PSHE education is to build, where appropriate, on the statutory guidance outlined in the Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education.

We believe that PSHE plays a vital part of primary education and as well as discrete focused lessons, it is also embedded throughout the curriculum. PSHE is integral to the development of children’s values in order for them to become a positive citizen in a forever changing community. PSHE is an important part of school assemblies were children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.

Anti Bullying Week 2019 - Change starts with us

11th - 15th November

PSHE including Relationships Education Policy 2020

Please see some of the comments and responses from some of the parents that attended the Parent Consultations for PSHE and Relationships Education in January 2020.


“Great that PSHE is being taught as part of the curriculum. These subjects to me are as important as the academic subjects being taught. And some PSHE may be more beneficial to children that other areas of the curriculum”

PSHE supports the whole child. Parents and Carers are the prime educators for children, as a school we aim to complement and reinforce this this role.


“If kids are not talking about what’s being taught then how would we know that this particular topic you are teaching. How would we talk about that?”

Please see the PSHE Policy. Appendix 3 shows our PSHE Onelife Scheme of Work. Look at the topics that we will be teaching that half term to support you in conversations with your child about their PSHE education.


“It’s good to teach them how to respect others and how to deal with different situations like bullying.”

Through our comprehensive PSHE scheme, Kidsafe and Anti-bullying week, we aim to provide children with the knowledge about the options they have if they are being bullied, as well as emphasising the difference between bullying and falling out with friends.


“If any encouragement is given or influences in terms of LGBT. I want my child to be a child until they are at an age to explore all these kinds of issues.”

All information is factual. At Primary level we are required to ensure that ‘all teaching is sensitive and age appropriate in approach and content’. We do this by teaching that families sometimes look different to their own family, but they should respect those differences. For example some children may live with a dad. Some children may live with grandparents. Some children might live with two mams. Some children might live with mam and dad. Some children might live with adopted parents.

We comply with the Equality Act 2010.


“After the meeting, it makes my job easier a lot honestly. All misconceptions cleared.”

Working together as a partnership ultimately benefits your children.


“Happy that the school will keep it factual and allow us as parents to have an input in their upbringing around these topics.”

As a school we will provide factual information, but would openly encourage all parents to have input in their family’s own opinions and beliefs.


“It is good if you want to promote this thing in children that respect each other even though they come from different religion or different values, but should respect everyone.”
Not only our PSHE curriculum, but our school ethos promotes respect. As a school, we provide a curriculum that make children aware that we are all different but should respect each other.


“I think the name Sex Ed needs to be looked at as it confuses people!”

We do not call PSHE ‘Sex Ed’. PSHE stands for Personal, Social, Health and Economic education. The new statutory guidance from the ‘Relationship Education, Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education’ document from the Department of Education states that all Primary schools must teach Relationship Education and Health Education. Anything that is taught with regards to Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) outside of the science curriculum will be communicated with parents in advance i.e. puberty talk in Year 5/6. Parents have the right to request to withdraw children from RSE but not Relationships or Health Education, for aspects of sex education outside of the science curriculum.

Relationship Education is taught through our PSHE curriculum enabling us to meet our statutory requirements.

Click the link to see our British Values Statement