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Our PSHE and RSE Curriculum


At St Nicolas’ PSHE (Personal, Social, Health, Education) is integral to our school values and vision. Our children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is the foundation. We are all unique and together we want our children to progress in knowledge, and have social and emotional skills and attributes, so that they are able to make healthy decisions about their wellbeing and relationships now and in the future.


PSHE is delivered within a whole school approach with all classes following the same themes throughout the year, appropriate to their year groups.

Autumn Term

Me and My Relationships


Valuing Difference


Spring Term

Keeping Myself Safe


Rights and Responsibilities


Summer Term

Being My Best


Growing and Changing



This approach includes:

  • Dedicated weekly curriculum time from EYFS to Year 6, where themes are built on year on year, giving children the opportunity to express ideas and feelings, to reflect, to listen to others and resolve concerns,
  • Teaching PSHE through and in other subjects/curriculum areas e.g. PE, RE, Science, computing
  • Growth Mindset sessions – children are able to develop positive attitudes and strategies e.g resilience, teamwork,
  • Zones of regulation – children understand their emotions and how to monitor and control them,
  • Assemblies – a variety of themes are reinforced, delivered and supported through assemblies.
  • PSHE activities and school events e.g. Anti-bullying week/Children in Need/ Mental health weeks/ specific programs
  • Pastoral care and guidance- The school rules are used along with positive rewards as an opportunity to model and encourage acceptable behaviour
  • Visiting speakers and programs are used to support themes e.g Healthy Minds, NSPCC- speak out and stay safe, MIND
  • A variety of teaching and learning styles are used within PSHE sessions.


We use a variety of resources to suit our school and class needs. Our main resource is the Coram Scarf programme - SCARF  ( Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship)


We want our children to leave St Nicolas' being able to apply the values of love & friendship, respect, honesty, courage, thankfulness, and peace. We want our children to have the knowledge and resilience to


  • be able to approach a range of real-life situations, apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through life, knowing who they can go to and trust for support when it is needed
  • be healthy, have a willingness to consider others’ points of views, respectful, socially and morally responsible, active members of their community
  • appreciate and value 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 relationships both now and in the future.
  • understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age appropriate level
  • have respect for themselves and others.
  • know different ways to keep themselves safe
  • have a positive self-esteem


Impact is measured through formative class assessment of learning through PSHE activities recorded on live feedback grids, Class PSHE Book, pupil voice, and learning walks.