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PSHE Intent Statement 

At The John Moore Primary School, PSHCE is at the core of what we do and enables our children to become independent, confident, healthy and responsible members of society, as well as developing the “whole child” intellectually, emotionally, morally, socially and spiritually. Through our whole school approach to PSHCE, it is our belief that excellence in these areas will lead to excellence across the curriculum and beyond in later life. There is a proven link between pupils' health and wellbeing, and their academic progress. Crucial skills, positive attitudes and a growth mindset developed through comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education and also Citizenship, (PSHCE) are critical to ensuring children are effective, self-motivated and resilient learners. We believe our PSHCE curriculum and carefully planned and resourced lessons equip children with relevant and meaningful content, which is supported through a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. With an ever-changing society, we are able to provide our children with a strong understanding of the diverse world around them and encourage them to develop their self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life, the wider community and as global citizens.

Our curriculum also provides children with protective teaching on essential safeguarding issues, developing their knowledge of when and how they can ask for help.


Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development is at the heart of our school ethos. British Values are promoted through the overarching aims and objectives of PSHCE by supporting our children to become healthy independent and responsible members of society, as well as preparing them for life and work in modern Britain. It aims to help them develop their identity and self-esteem and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about Rights and Responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be an active, confident member of a diverse society.

We believe that the purpose of PSHCE education is to build, where appropriate, on the statutory content already outlined in the National Curriculum, the basic school curriculum and in statutory guidance on for example, Drug Education, Financial Education, Citizenship, Personal Safety, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and the importance of Physical Activity and Diet for a Healthy Lifestyle.

There are always occasions where teachers may feel it necessary to teach PSHCE as a result of an issue arisen in their own class.

PSHCE is also an important part of school assemblies where children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.


In line with the Learning Outcomes and Core Themes provided by the PSHE Association Programme of Study, our PSHCE teaching covers all the required objectives and follows the three core areas of Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. We are also committed to fulfilling the requirements of the 2020 Statutory Relationships and Health Education, setting these learning intentions in the context of a broad and balanced PSHCE curriculum.

Key Documents 

PSHE National Curriculum Programme of Study 

The John Moore Primary School PSHE Curriculum Overview

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