At Eggbuckland Vale Primary School, we believe that PSHE helps to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, safe and independent lives, in order to become informed, active and responsible citizens.

About this curriculum


PSHE helps pupils to develop the knowledge, skill and attributes they need to manage many of the critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face as they grow up and in adulthood. By teaching all pupils, regardless of need or barrier, to stay safe and healthy, and by building self-esteem, resilience and empathy, we can tackle barriers to learning, raise aspirations, and improve the life chances of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils. We see ‘Relationships and Sex Education’ as lifelong learning about physical, moral and emotional development.



At Eggbuckland Vale, we follow the Kapow PSHE scheme. This offers a comprehensive programme for primary PSHE, including statutory Relationships and Health Education. The scheme of work has been designed to:

  • Be Cyclical: Pupils revisit the five key areas throughout KS1 and KS2.
  • Increasing depth= progressive: Each time a key area is revisited, it is covered with greater depth and increasing maturity.
  • Develop Prior knowledge: Upon returning to each key area, prior knowledge is utilised so pupils can build on previous foundations, rather than starting again. It covers 5 main areas- Family and relationships, Health and Wellbeing, Citizenship, Economic Wellbeing and Safety and the Changing Body. Year 6 also cover Identity.



All children at Eggbuckland Vale Primary School will have a good understanding of how to stay safe and healthy, and how to develop good relationships. Children will know what it means to be a positive citizen in school and the wider community.