At Thurgoland CE Primary our aim is to ensure Personal, social and health education (PSHE) and citizenship enables children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of Thurgoland CE Primary School, the local community and wider society. 


Our PSHE curriculum is designed to give children opportunities to develop and establish friendships and healthy relationships, keep themselves safe, raise their aspirations and self-esteem and to have a deeper understanding of the world around them. We endeavour to give our young people the academic and non-academic skills needed to thrive, and in particular our most vulnerable and disadvantaged children.


To ensure maximum progression and repeated coverage of knowledge and skills, we repeat areas of knowledge regularly to embed this knowledge into the long term memory. PSHE themes identify the key knowledge and skills of each topic and very careful consideration has been given to ensure progression across other PSHE topics and indeed other subjects throughout each year group across the school.


The British values of respect, rule of law, democracy, tolerance and individual liberty are an integral part of our PSHE curriculum and also our wider school ethos and curriculum.


  • PSHE is planned using ‘One Decision’ and is closely linked with the school’s general aims and embedded within the Christian Foundation of our school. PHSE is seen as a key tool to provide teaching and learning opportunities with regard to the Christian and British values which underpin all aspects of the schools work. Our PHSE curriculum is taught in conjunction with RSE which prepares our children for the future and promotes positive relationships with others.




    Our PSHE curriculum is made up of six core themes:

    • Keeping and staying safe
    • Keeping and staying healthy
    • Healthy relationships / growing and changing
    • Being responsible
    • Feelings and emotions
    • Computer safety
    • Our world



  • Subject monitoring day(s) and activities are scheduled in the whole school calendar to look at the impact of the new planning documents with a focus on how disadvantaged groups are supported to access this curriculum.
  • Teachers plan and assess from the long term planning, which has specific learning objectives and knowledge that are built upon year by year from EYFS to Y6.
  • We visit local secondary schools in the Autumn term to see first-hand how secondary ready our children were.

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Halifax Road
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