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PSHE Curriculum Intent:

Nurture: We believe that to be able to embrace the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life, pupils need knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships and to build their self-efficacy.

Curiosity: Encouraging pupils to try new activities and show confidence, independence and resilience in the face of challenge.  Exploring a range of different ways to support themselves and others and make informed decisions about their wellbeing.

Diversity: To help children know the importance of respecting the differences of others, either in school or the wider world. Children should be able to identify and modify their own feelings socially and emotionally and know the importance of self-respect and how this links to their own happiness.

Ambition: To help prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life to ensure our pupils become successful adults who make a positive contribution to society.


The 1 Decision scheme brings together  Personal, Social, Health Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning.

A lesson a week with the teaching resources included, helps teachers to focus on tailoring the lessons to their children’s needs and to enjoy building the relationship with their class, thus getting to know them better as unique human beings.

Teaching strategies are varied and are mindful of preferred learning styles and the need for differentiation.

1 Decision is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme  at the same time. 

1 Decision is a progressive and spiral scheme of learning, carried out throughout the whole of the school.  There is clear progression through all year groups on all units of work. Planning ensures that learning from previous years is revisited and extended, adding new concepts, knowledge and skills, year-on-year. 


We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:

  • Assessing children’s understanding of topic linked vocabulary before and after the unit is taught.
  • Summative assessment of pupil discussions about their learning.
  • Interviewing the pupils about their learning (pupil voice).
  • Monitoring, carried out by the subject leader
  • Annual reporting of standards across the curriculum.-Marking of written work in books.
  • Class displays for PSHE of children’s work and the current unit of work.
  • Through their PSHE learning, the children are able to make links between their own lives and those of others in their community and in the wider world, developing an understanding of other people’s personal, social, emotional, health together with the spiritual, moral and cultural similarities and difference.