Our PSHE Curriculum is broad and balanced, ensuring that it:

  • promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our children
  • Prepares our children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences they already face and for adult life
  • Provides information about keeping healthy and safe, emotionally and physically
  • Encourages our children to understand how all actions have consequences and how they can make informed choices to help themselves, others and the environment.

At Northbrook Primary Academy we use the PSHE Association quality assured  resources supplied by 1decision, which has been mapped to cover statutory requirements and allows children to explore various topics in a safe, educational environment.

While promoting the values above, we will ensure that pupils are offered a balanced programme by:

Using relevant local data and school information (such as CPOMS and attendance) related to Relationships/Health/PSHE education to inform planning and to address the identified needs of the whole school community e.g. Health Needs Assessment, Health LSIP, which includes Public Health data on road traffic accidents, attendance at A&E, alcohol and drug use, social deprivation, family life, career and life chance.

The learning outcomes of our programme will be that pupils will:

know and understand:

  • What constitutes a healthy lifestyle.
  • How to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing.
  • Safety issues, including how to respond in an emergency.
  • How to manage change, including puberty, transition and loss.
  • Develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships within a range of social and cultural contexts.
  • How to recognise and manage emotions within a range of relationships.
  • How to recognise risky or negative relationships, including all forms of bullying and abuse, and ask for help.
  • How to respect equality and diversity in relationships.
  • The importance of responsible behaviours and actions.
  • About the importance of respecting the environment.
  • About where money comes from, keeping it safe and the importance of managing it properly

Understand they have a responsibility to develop the skills of:

  • Gaining self-confidence and self-esteem and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues.
  • Making good relationships with other members of the school and the wider community.
  • Becoming positive and independent members of the school community.
  • Becoming positive and active members of a democratic society.