Thornton Primary School

Thornton Primary School

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PSHE Curriculum Overview

The intent of PSHE at our school is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they are equipped to lead a successful life within, and beyond, Thornton Primary School.


We provide our children with opportunities to learn about British Values and rights and responsibilities and also to appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are also encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.


The children’s learning is centred around a PSHE programme in order to equip pupils with a sound understanding of the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. However, we also endeavour to deliver a curriculum that reflects the needs of our pupils as we believe that the purpose of PSHE education is to build, where appropriate, on the National Curriculum statutory guidance on drug education, financial education, citizenship, personal safety, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.


As a result of this, pupils will have developed their knowledge and skills in order to be healthy, independent and responsible members of society who understand how they are developing personally and socially, and who have the confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.