Subject Leader: Mrs A Mitchell


PHSE – Intent Policies & DocumentsDownload
National Curriculum – PHSE & RSEDownload
Progression in PSHE & RSEDownload
PSHE and RSE Long-Term PlanDownload

Our PSHE curriculum equips children with relevant and meaningful content, which is supported through a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience, and nurturing mental and physical health. With an ever-changing society, we are able to provide our children with a strong understanding of the diverse world around them and support them in playing a positive role in contributing to the school and the wider community. Weaving through the heart of our PSHE teaching, is a commitment to enhancing and promoting our core Applegarth Values; being Ready, Respectful and, Safe.

Relationships and Sex education (RSE) is an integral part of our PSHE curriculum. Our approach at Applegarth is to teach Relationships Education is based on The DfE ‘Relationship Education Guidance’ (2020) which recommends that primary schools should ‘put in place the key building blocks of healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on family and friendships, in all contexts, including online. This will sit alongside the essential understanding of how to be healthy’. We ensure our pupils receive an education which supports their physical and emotional wellbeing (UNCRC Article #24). Our broad and balanced curriculum ensures that pupils are provided with the tools to make safe, informed decisions about their lives.

Curriculum Documents

Family Information and Consultation

Family Information – PHSE Policies & DocumentsDownload
RSE Guidance for Parents and CarersDownload
Information for familiesDownload
PSHE and RSE Newsletter Prior to Consultation (Feb 2021)Download

Families were given information through the newsletter above prior to being given the PSHE and RSE Policy to read and digest. They were then given chance to feedback through a Microsoft Form survey which included some multiple choice responses and also the chance to write longer paragraphs of free text.


PSHE is taught across the school from Reception – Year 6 on a weekly basis. We follow the Jigsaw 3-11 PSHE scheme ( a fully-planned and spiralling/progressive PSHE scheme). As a school, we follow a set theme each half term, which is introduced, in a whole school assembly.

There are 6 lessons per theme and every lesson has two Learning Intentions, one specific to Relationships and Health Education (PSHE) (in purple) and the other designed to develop emotional literacy and social skills (in green). Lessons are underpinned by the Jigsaw behaviour charter, which reinforces respect for each other – taking turns, being kind and positive and respecting confidentiality.

The 6 Jigsaw themes are;

· Autumn Term Being Me in My World/Celebrating Difference (including Anti-Bullying)

· Spring Term Dreams and Goals /Healthy Me

· Summer Term Changing Me/Relationships (including Relationships and Sex Education)


PHSE – Growing Up Policies & DocumentsDownload
Growing Up in North Yorkshire Report Summary (2020)Download
Growing Up in North Yorkshire Report Summary (2022)Download

Evidence of the social and emotional progress our pupils are making can be seen in the comparison between the 2020 and 2022 Growing Up in North Yorkshire survey reports below.

PHSE Survey Policies & DocumentsDownload
Survey Comparison KS1Download
Survey Comparison KS2Download

90% of pupils in key stage one are working at, or above, the expected standard in PSHE and RSE. 85% of key stage two pupils are working at or above expectation.

Pupil Voice

Year 6 pupil: “We learn about the world, ourselves and other people.”

Year 5 pupil: “I know what is going on and I am aware of body changes. I was nervous but feel more confident now.”

Year 4 pupil: “My favourite lesson is when we designed our own charity fundraisers. I did Marie Curie. We got to think about other people and what they are going through.”

Year 3 pupil: “We learn that everyone is different. You are unique.”

Year 3 pupil: “I have learnt to take a moment to calm down and take a break. Sometimes things are stressful, and I see how it is the next day.”

Year 1 pupil: “Families are different but love is love.”

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