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At Shoreham Village School we are preparing our children for the future.

We believe that providing the best possible education for our children includes activities, lessons, experiences, discussions and projects that will prepare pupils to be able to thrive when they are adults.

The curriculum we teach will enable our children to understand what is right and wrong, to teach them how to stay safe in the world, to be able to show kindness to others while challenging discrimination and inequality. The ultimate aim is to ensure our children grow up to be able to contribute to society while becoming good co workers, friends, partners and parents themselves.

Through whole school consultation, staff, governors and parents/carers were involved in deciding when key aspects of the curriculum should be taught. Class teachers have been included in the development of the curriculum to meet the varying and specific needs of their classes

Our Personal Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) Curriculum which includes our Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Curriculum

The three aspects of self-confidence and self-awareness, managing relationships and behaviour and making relationships form the basis of PSED in Early Years. Other aspects of PSHE/RSE are taught through physical development and understanding the world. This forms the foundation for more formal PSHE/RSE lessons in Key Stages 1 and 2.

During Key Stages 1 and 2, learners gradually build on the skills, attitudes and values, knowledge and understanding they have started to acquire and develop during the Early Years/Foundation Stage.

Our PSHE education offers learning opportunities and experiences which reflect the increasing independence and physical and social awareness of learners as they move through the school. They learn skills to develop effective relationships, assume greater personal responsibility and keep themselves safe. Our PSHE curriculum assists pupils to cope with the changes at puberty, introduces them to a wider world and enables them to make an active contribution to their communities and in turn, prepares them to be able to succeed in the future.

The RSE curriculum is statutory, is part of the National Curriculum and forms part of our PSHE and Science curricula.

The statutory RSE guidance can be found here.

The PSHE curriculum has three core aims, outlined below which includes our RSE curriculum:

1) Health and  Mental Wellbeing

2) Relationships

3) Living in the Wider World

Each area will be taught throughout the school year and will be tailored for the age of the pupils. Each area will provide the pupils with the following objectives

Health and Mental Wellbeing

1. Mental wellbeing

2. Internet Safety and Harm

3. Physical Health and Fitness

4. Healthy Eating

5. Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco

6. Health and Prevention

7. Basic First Aid

8. Changing Adolescent Body



1.  Families and People who Care for Me

2.  Caring Friendships

3.  Respectful Relationships

4.  Online Relationships

5.  Being Safe


Living in the wider world

1. Economic wellbeing

2. Enterprise

3. Careers


Pupils begin their PSHE journey with us during the Early Years Foundation Stage and the starting point of our curriculum design includes the areas for learning development of 'Personal Social and Emotional Development' and Physical Development'.  The curriculum we deliver in Reception lays the foundations for the learning that will take place in subsequent years.   

The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage can be found here

The Programme of Study for RSE for Years 1 to 6 can be found here

Our RSE planning is available below: