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Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education (PSHE)


At Horbury St Peter’s and Clifton Primary School, we intend to instil the “St Peter’s and Clifton School Spirit”  in all our children. The teaching of Personal, Social and Health Education in particular teaches our children the value of:




as they learn to treat others, and themselves, with love and kindness.


We teach Personal, Social, Health Education as a whole-school approach to underpin children’s development as people and because we believe that this also supports their learning capacity. We value PSHE as a crucial way to support children’s development as human beings, to enable them to understand and respect who they are, to empower them with a voice and to equip them for life and learning.


To ensure progression and a spiral curriculum, we use KAPOW, as our chosen teaching and learning programme and tailor it to your children’s needs. Foundation stage will continue to use JIGSAW, the mindful approach.  We also include the statutory Relationships and Health Education within our whole-school PSHE Programme. The long term plan, shows exactly how KAPOW and therefore our school, meets the statutory Relationships and Health Education requirements.



This also supports the “Personal Development” and  “Behaviour and Attitude” aspects required under the Ofsted Inspection Framework, as well as significantly contributing to the school’s Safeguarding and Equality Duties, the Government’s British Values agenda and the SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural) development opportunities provided for our children.




KAPOW covers all areas of PSHE for the primary phase including statutory Relationships and Health Education. The table below gives the learning themes for each year group from year 1 to year 6. 


Year Group Themes from year 1 – year 6

Family and



Learning how to: Form respectful relationships with others, deal with conflict and bullying and the importance of challenging stereotypes.

Health and



Learning strategies for looking after their mental

and physical health, including: healthy eating, relaxation techniques, sun safety, immunisation facts and the benefits of sleep.



Learning about: human rights and the rights of the child, democracy, diversity and community and protecting the environment.

Economic Wellbeing


Learning how to make decisions when it comes to spending, budgeting and saving money and exploring different career choices.

Identity (year 6 only)


Considering what makes us who we are whilst learning about gender and sexual identity and body image.




At Horbury St Peter’s, we allocate 1 class session a week to cover the KAPOW curriculum content. 

These explicit lessons are reinforced and enhanced in many ways:

The St Peter’s “SPIRIT” school ethos, daily collective worship, praise and reward system (good to be green), restorative practise, through relationships child to child, adult to child and adult to adult across the school. We aim to ‘live’ what is learnt and apply it to everyday situations in the school community.

Class teachers deliver the weekly lessons to their own classes. 




We firmly believe that a meaningful PSHE curriculum is the key to children becoming confident, tolerant, resilient and well-rounded adults.

  • Pupils who are emotionally healthy will do better at school. 
  • PSHE education will help our children to achieve their potential by supporting their wellbeing and tackling issues that can affect their ability to learn, such as anxiety and unhealthy relationships.
  • Children will be able approach a range of real life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life.
  • From exposure to a range of global issues and problems, children can build up tolerance and a sense of responsibility of being a global citizen.
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