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Our intention is that when children leave Lowtown, they will do so with the knowledge, understanding and emotions to be able to play an active, positive and successful role in today’s diverse 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. In an ever–changing world, it is important that they are aware, to an appropriate level, of different factors which will affect their world and that they learn how to deal with these so that they have good mental health and well-being.

Our PSHE curriculum develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills which will enable children to access the wider curriculum and prepare them to be a global citizen now and in their future roles within a global community. It promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils, preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences for later life.   All aspects of school life and the curriculum are linked to our school moral values.

Our Relationships and Sex Education enables our children to learn how to be safe, and to understand and develop healthy relationships, both now and in their future lives.


The PSHE curriculum has been developed through consultation with parents and governors and fully adheres to the new statutory guidance.   It is reviewed annually to ensure that is bespoke to our children reflecting their needs and takes into account local, national and global issues that may affect them.

 EYFS - In the Foundation Stage, PSHE is taught as an integral part of topic work and is embedded throughout the curriculum. The objectives taught are the Personal, Social and Emotional Development statements from ‘Development Matters in the EYFS’ and the PSED Early Learning Goals

 Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 - At Key Stage 1 and 2, PSHE is taught through a clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum. We ensure we cover the Health and Well-Being, Relationships and Living in the Wider World Learning Opportunities set out in the PSHE Association’s Programme of Study, which comprehensively cover the statutory Health Education and Relationships Education guidance. 

Pupils are taught PSHE through weekly timetabled lesson.  The curriculum is a spiral, progressive scheme of work, covering all of the above and aims to prepare children for life, helping them to know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.   It allows children to come back to their learning from the previous year and build on it.   There is a strong emphasis on emotional Literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health

 At Lowtown, in addition to Relationships Education, we also teach aspects of Sex Education that are covered in our Science Curriculum. Alongside this, we teach about different kinds of relationships, including same sex relationships, and gender identity because it is important that our children should have an understanding of the full diversity of the world they live in and be prepared for life in modern Britain.  Relationship and Sex Education is also explicitly taught in PSHE.

 There are nine themes taught each year from year 1 to year 6 within the three wider topics:


Families and Friendships

Safe Relationships

Respecting Ourselves and Others

Living in the Wider World

Belonging to a Community

Media Literacy and Digital Resilience

Money and Work

Health and Wellbeing

Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing

Growing and Changing

Keeping Safe

It also identifies links to British Values (and our own school moral values), and SMSC and is taught in such a way as to reflect the overall aims, values, and ethos of the school.

 Wider Curriculum  

  • We believe that focusing on developing a 'Growth Mindset' in our children will help them to build resilience, independence and confidence; embrace challenge; foster a love of learning; and increase their level of happiness. We do this through the language we use in class, praising children for their efforts, and using language to encourage children to change their way of thinking. This supports both our school and PSHE aims and values. We focus on Growth Mindsets in all aspects of school life.
  • PSHE, including SMSC and British Values, is an integral part of the whole school curriculum, and is therefore often taught within other subject areas.
  • Visitors such as emergency services complement our PSHE curriculum to offer additional learning.          
  • We encourage our pupils to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. We challenge all of our pupils to look for opportunities to show the school moral values of empathy, respect, resilience, honesty, responsibility,
  • Assemblies are linked to PSHE, British Values and SMSC and cover any additional sessions that would benefit the whole school.                                                        
  • Our noisy classroom discussions each week enable children to talk about a wide range of topical issues giving them the opportunity to voice their opinion and listen to the opinions of others. These often link to the themes within the PSHE curriculum and are crucial in our developing the oracy of our children so that they feel able to talk about important issues that do or will affect them.


By the time our children leave our school they will:

 be able to approach a range of real life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life

  • be on their way to becoming healthy, open minded, respectful, socially and morally responsible, active members of society
  • appreciate difference and diversity
  • recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty
  • be able to understand and manage their emotions
  • be able to look after their mental health and well-being
  • be able to develop positive, healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future.
  • understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age appropriate level
  • have respect for themselves and others.
  • have a positive self esteem

Lowtown's PSHE Curriculum

You can view our full PSHE curriculum below.   This has been developed through consultation with parents, staff and governors.   If you have any questions then please email Mrs Tew directly sltew@pudseylowtown.org.uk .

 PSHE Scheme of Work

Relationships and Sex Education policy

  Relationships and Sex Education policy