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Red Oak Primary School is committed to providing a high quality educational experience for all pupils. Our curriculum determines and underpins the whole ethos of our school. At Red Oak, our personal, social and health education (PSHE) curriculum brings together citizenship with personal well-being, whilst promoting fundamental British values. Although PSHE is taught through discreet lessons, it also underpins all activities, assemblies, educational visits and extra-curricular clubs. It is intended that we will offer a cohesive whole-school approach which enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society.


PSHE is taught across the school continuously during lessons, assemblies, school clubs, school events and break times. In addition, PSHE is integrated into our curriculum through SMSC, our half-termly values and our School Learning Behaviours:






Our PSHE curriculum promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development our pupils preparing them for life in the wider world. At Red Oak Primary School, children are taught: 

To develop the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future.

  1. Opportunities to explore, clarify and if necessary challenge, their own and others’ values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities.
  2. The skills, language and strategies they need in order to live healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced lives.
  3. Opportunities to develop positive personal attributes such as resilience, self-confidence, self-esteem, and empathy.



The provision is planned to ensure development in Physical, Social and Emotional Development (PSED), which occurs daily. In provision, children will explore the ideas of relationships, feelings and appropriate behaviours, self-confidence and self-awareness, rules and routines, empathy and restorative justice.

In KS1 and KS2: 

We use the PSHE Association to inform our curriculum planning. Topics included in the programme of study are: Healthy Lifestyles, Growing and Changing, Keeping Safe, Feelings and Emotions, Healthy Relationships, Valuing Difference, Rights and Responsibilities, Environment and Money.


Children demonstrate and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual Respect, Rule of Law and Liberty. They demonstrate a healthy outlook towards school and this is evident in the good behaviour seen across the school. As a result of this, children achieve age-related expectations across the wider curriculum. Teachers assess pupil’s progress using the PSHE Association guidelines and pupil voice is used to measure children’s understanding.

Furthermore, the impact of our PSHE program can be seen in the children’s social interactions, after-school club attendance, school council, anti-bullying ambassadors, mental health ambassadors and road safety officers.

PSHE key actions for 2020-2021:

  • To develop big questions to support and extend pupils knowledge and skills in PSHE
  • To develop the PSHE curriculum in line for 2020 changes.
  • To monitor and develop oracy strategies


Coverage includes:

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