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Intent: PSHE provides a foundation for children’s learning and development in all other areas. At Barnack we value the importance of PSHE in preparing children for the opportunities, responsibilities, challenges and experiences of modern adult life.


Curriculum Objectives: We aim to ensure children:


  • Value themselves and others
  • Form positive relationships
  • Make sensible choices
  • Communicate effectively with others
  • Take an active part in the community
  • Become healthy and fulfilled individuals
  • Provide effective SRE
  • Can make safe choices and keep themselves on-line
  • Support the school’s approach to promoting British Values


Implementation:  When teaching PSHE at Barnack we primarily use the CAMBRIDGESHIRE PSHE scheme supplemented with other resources. Specifically various resources used to develop E-safety awareness of other elements of personal safety and prepare our children for secondary school and later life. Our teaching is also supplemented by bi-annual visits to the school of the Cambridgeshire LIFE education bus. The school’s commitment and strategies for delivering Sex and Relationship Education and supporting effective SMSC and fundamental British Values is set out in our separate SRE Policy, SMSC Policy and British Values statement.


Impact: Our work in PSHE seeks to prepare children for both secondary school but also their future life. They leave the school equipped with both the knowledge and skills to deal with the challenges and opportunities of secondary school, but also with a deep understanding of themselves and how to relate with each other. They have the specific knowledge, skills and confidence to deal with specific issues and to keep themselves and others safe.