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The PSHEE curriculum at The Holt Primary School incorporates RE, PSHEE, RSE and Citizenship. Our framework encourages the children to explore the diversity of the local area and the world around them, learning from and about different cultures and religions. They examine the part they play in all levels of society and develop cooperation and collaboration skills, demonstrating tolerance and an ability to manage their own feelings and relationships. Through this we hope to develop an individual's self-esteem and confidence in order to play a responsible role in their family, school, community and beyond.

'It's our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.' Dumbledore


PSHEE, or personal, social, health and economic education, is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives. As part of a whole school approach, PSHEE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. It prepares them to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up in such rapidly changing and challenging times. It also helps them to connect and apply the knowledge and understanding they learn in all subjects to practical, real-life situations while helping them to feel safe and secure enough to fulfil their academic potential. In our programmes we actively promote British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs to prepare our pupils for life in modern day Britain. Our citizenship lessons enable our pupils to understand the British democratic process and how to effect peaceful changes in society.

At The Holt, we follow One Decision programme to ensure all aspects of the PSHEE curriculum are covered thoroughly and sensitively for all age groups. This incorporates the RSE curriculum as well.

In all PSHEE lessons we will reinforce our school’s characteristics of good learning:Respect. Reflective. Responsible. Resourceful. Resilient. Reasoning.


Our PSHEE and RSE Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. By the end of the primary journey, we aim for all our pupils to have developed a sound understanding of themselves and others, their community and the world. They have the skills and knowledge to make good decisions and keep themselves safe.


If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress. In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:

  • A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes
  • A celebration of learning at the end of a unit
  • Pupil discussions about their learning

The impact of our PSHEE and RSE curriculum will be measured by assessment procedures which allow us to measure outcomes against statements outlines within our progression documents.


Assessment procedures

Teachers will use ongoing assessment for learning techniques to support the development of vocabulary and the acquisition of new knowledge.  A range of information gathering activities such as learning flashbacks and progress pauses will be used to ascertain how well children are learning within this subject and what they need next to support their understanding.

Where do British Values link with our PSHE Curriculum?

RSE at The Holt Primary School

Relationships and sex education is taught in a developmental way within the school’s personal, social and health education programme using the One decision resource that complies with the introduction of the new statutory guidance.  We aim to provide children with the knowledge and skills to cope as they experience their own emotional and physical change


In year 5 during the summer term, the pupils work focuses on body changes and puberty. In the Autumn term of their last year the children will review the year 5 work and a basic understanding of the science of reproduction.