Curriculum Design at St. Wilfrid’s Church of England Primary Academy

Curriculum Area: PSHE   

Curriculum Leaders: Mrs Waterworth, Mr. Price, Mrs. Crawford and Mrs Lochrie

Curriculum Link Governor: TBC


Our PSHE curriculum aims to motivate and inspire children through a curriculum that engages and challenges all learners. This aims to meet pupils’ needs, preparing them for the challenges and opportunities of adult life.  There are three core themes:

Health and Wellbeing


Living in the Wider World

The relationships aspect of the curriculum will become compulsory in 2020.  Our Christian Values and Distinctiveness, alongside our School Mission Statement of ‘Achieve, Believe and Care’, are at the heart of our curriculum and all that we do at St. Wilfrid’s.



In PSHE, we implement an inclusive curriculum that meets the requirements of the National Curriculum. PSHE is currently non-statutory and supports the delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum.  Our curriculum is well-planned and provides the children with an opportunity to understand and respect our common humanity: diversity and differences so that they can go on the form effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.

At the beginning of each unit, children demonstrate their prior knowledge through class discussions, which informs planning and teaching. A series of stimulating lessons are planned to include a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of the school and the community.

Children learn to recognise their own self-worth, working well with others and they become increasingly responsible for their own learning. In doing so, they reflect on their own experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up as they develop into responsible citizens.

Fundamental British Values are actively promoted in PSHE lessons in order to prepare the children for life in Modern Britain.



Our well- planned PSHE curriculum ensures that children develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage many of the critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face as they grow up and in adulthood.

Through the breadth and depth that our curriculum offers, children are able to stay safe and healthy, develop their self-esteem, resilience and empathy, whilst tackling barriers to learning, raising aspirations, and improving their life chances.


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