At Skinners’ Kent Primary School, the intent of our PSHE curriculum is to equip all children with essential skills for life, enabling pupils to develop into confident, responsible and independent members of society. Our curriculum covers the key areas that will support pupils to make informed choices to stay healthy and safe, and how to look after both their physical and mental wellbeing. Children will develop the ability to tackle the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up and being part of the wider community. Our Relationships and Sex Education enables our children to learn how to be safe, and to understand and develop healthy relationships, both now and in their future lives. We encourage growth mindset and metacognition, which enable children to reflect upon and develop their own learning processes, contributing to their development as lifelong learners and resilience.


Our PSHE and RSE curriculum reflects the needs of our pupils, and is tailored to our school using local data, questionnaires and knowledge of our local area. PSHE should be taught weekly and include opportunities for cross-curricular learning. There may also be occasions where teachers feel it is necessary to teach PSHE as a result of any issues arising or change the sequence of the curriculum depending on the needs of the class.

Teaching and learning in the classroom should show progression across all Key Stages within the PSHE core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world. Our spiral curriculum builds on the vocabulary, knowledge and skills taught in previous year groups to allow children to build their prior knowledge, inquire and ask questions about the world around them.

Where appropriate, our PSHE teaching will be inquiry based, starting with the children’s prior knowledge and experience and growing these through a range of activities, including role play/scenario-based discussions, investigations, visitors etc.

Across the school, children use floor books to record their progress and responses to PSHE sessions. These books will travel through the school with each class, so the children can look back at their learning, and the next teacher can see prior knowledge and the starting points for the year.


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

By the time our children leave Skinners’ Kent Primary, they will:

  • be able to approach a range of real-life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life
  • be on their way to becoming healthy, open minded, respectful, socially and morally responsible, active members of society
  • appreciate difference and diversity
  • recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty
  • be able to understand and manage their emotions
  • be able to look after their mental health and well-being
  • be able to develop positive, healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future.
  •  understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age-appropriate level
  •  have respect for themselves and others.
  •  have a positive self esteem

For information on our PSHE & RE programmes of study please download the below files:

SKPS PSHE Programme of Study

PSHE Association