Our PSHE Subject Leaders are Mrs O’Neill and Mrs Knowles

Curriculum Statement of Intent for PSHE

At Hendal Primary School the intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more. As a result of this they will become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society who understand how they are developing personally and socially. It will give them confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.

PSHE 2019/2020

Our PSHE Curriculum Framework is a whole school thematic approach so that different year groups will be working on the same themes at the same time throughout the year. This allows for cross-phase collaboration and enables school to link the PSHE curriculum to our whole school assemblies. This whole school approach allows teachers to plan and build a spiral programme of learning year on year allowing children to build on what they know and deepen their understanding.

As a school we have chosen to use the core themes from the PSHE Association Programme of Study as a basis for our curriculum framework and have adapted it to reflect the context of our school and local community, and to address our pupils’ needs and stages of development.

The Core Themes are:

• Health and Wellbeing- Healthy Lifestyles, Growing and Changing, Keeping Safe

• Relationships – Feelings and Emotions, Healthy Relationships, Valuing Difference

• Living in the Wider World – Rights and Responsibilities, Environment, Money


Our PSHE offer for children at Hendal Primary School is carefully planned to incorporate the school curriculum drivers. We are proud of the personalised curriculum and opportunities that we provide to the children in our care and through teacher assessments can see the positive impact it has on all children.


Please click on the link below to view Hendal Primary School’s Curriculum Framework for PSHE in 2019/2020