Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) is taught throughout Key Stages 1 and 2 with Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) being delivered in the Foundation Stage. 

The subject aims to develop the skills, knowledge and attributes pupils need to keep themselves healthy and safe as well as building resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, teamwork and critical thinking skills. 

All schools are expected to provide PSHE education on the curriculum and the Health Education and Relationships Education aspects became compulsory in primary schools in 2020. 

PSHE education is central to everything we do at St Thomas CofE Primary Academy where we aim to develop confident, ambitious children who are happy and ready to learn and achieve. PSHE is taught in discrete lessons as well as through cross-curricular links and drop-down days such as anti-bullying day, Children in Need and World Mental Health Day.

Long term overview

UK 3-11 Snapshot Overview Map

Sample of component and composite knowledge

Y1 PSHE overview for website St Thomas version

Y4 PSHE overview for website ST Thomas version

How the curriculum is sequenced

01 BM Jigsaw Skills and knowledge progression for parents

02 CD Jigsaw Skills and knowledge progression for parents

03 DG Jigsaw Skills and knowledge progression for parents

04 HM Jigsaw Skills and knowledge progression for parents

05 RL Jigsaw Skills and knowledge progression for parents

06 CM Jigsaw Skills and knowledge progression for parents


Sample of Assessment grids

Sample of End of Key Stage Expectations


Department of Education guidance for PSHE/RSE curriculum


British Values 

In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.

The Key Values are:

  • democracy
  • rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect
  • tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs 


British Values at St Thomas' Primary Academy

St Thomas' British Values

UK British Values in Jigsaw by Lesson

UK British Values in jigsaw by Puzzle and Year Group

Educate Against Hate Resources

Equality Act and Protected Characteristics in Jigsaw

3-11 SMSC and Emotional Literacy Mapping document

Jigsaw Information Leaflet for Parents and Carers

Church of England principles and charter in relation to RSHE


Relationships, Health and Sex Education Curriculum Consultation

As a part of your child’s educational experience at Kilnhurst St Thomas' Primary Academy, we aim to promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive taught programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education that gives children and young people the knowledge, under-standing, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive and fulfilled lives, both now and in the future.
The Department for Education has made changes to relationships and sex education following nationwide consultation which came into effect from September 2020 and all schools are required to comply with the updated requirements. The statutory guidance can be found at:

The  guidance focuses on healthy relationships and keeping children safe in the modern world. It also covers a wide range of topics relating to physical and mental health, wellbeing, safeguarding and healthy relationships.
Learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up will give children and young people the information, skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships and help them take responsibility for their own well-being.

Consequently, from September 2020, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), along with Health Education, will be statutory, and form part of the National Curriculum.

We have reviewed our RSE curriculum and policy so we can be sure our RSE provision is appropriate for our pupils based on their:

  • Age
  • Physical and emotional maturity
  • Religious and cultural backgrounds
  • Special educational needs and disabilities

As part of this process, the school consulted with parents, staff and governors that helped to inform our schools’ decisions on when and how certain content is covered.
The Consultation Questions were as follows:

  1. Are you aware of the schools current relationships and sex education policy and where to find it?
  2. What are your thoughts on our proposed curriculum for teaching Relationships and Sex Education? (Please read the parent consultation letter.)
  3. Do you think this curriculum meets your child’s needs?
  4. If you have answered no above. How could we improve the Relationship and Sex Education curriculum?
  5. Is there anything we are not covering in the Relationship and Sex Education curriculum that you think we need to teach?
  6. As a parent /carer, do you need more information or guidance on the specific topics within the Relationship and Sex Education curriculum? (Please read the power-point and policy attached to the SWAY before answering this question.)
  7. If you have answered yes above. What additional guidance or information would you need?
  8. How would you like to receive more information?
  9. Are there any reasons you would consider withdrawing your child from the Sex Education part of the curriculum.
  10. Do you have any further questions about the Relationships and Sex Education Curriculum.

This consultation enabled us to reach a general consensus and we made adjustments to our policy and curriculum based on this feedback.


The right to withdraw children from some lessons is explained in the RSHE Consultation PDF below

Relationships, Health and Sex Education Curriculum Consultation November 2020

Relationships and Sex Education Questionnaire Feedback

DFE RSE Primary Schools Guide for Parents

Link to DfE statutory guidance on Sex and Relationships Education