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Citizenship/pshe including RSHE

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citizenship/PSHE/RSHE at

ravenfield primary academy


Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an embedded part of our broad and balanced curriculum. 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 PSHE by supporting our children to become healthy and responsible members of society, as well as preparing them for life and work in modern Britain. From September 2020, primary schools have a duty to provide Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) into the curriculum.

Our intent is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all. At Ravenfield, personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, 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 a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.


The themes we teach can be seen in our progression document (see below). 

In our PSHE/RSHE lessons, we encourage our children to discuss and debate. Open learning activities provide an opportunity for pupils to develop their skills, knowledge and attitude. We firmly believe children debating or discussing topics that are current and relevant to them helps practise using specific language whilst talking about their views and feelings can help them develop key skills for their future lives. 


  • As a school we will prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experience of adult life.
  • be on their way to becoming healthy, open minded, respectful, socially and morally responsible, active members of society  

  • appreciate difference and diversity 

  • recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty 

  • be able to understand and manage their emotions  

  • be able to look after their mental health and well-being 

  • be able to develop positive, healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future.  

  • understand the physical aspects involved in growing up at an age appropriate level 

  • have respect for themselves and others.  

  • have positive self esteem 



As a part of your child’s education at Ravenfield Primary Academy, we aim to promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive citizenship curriculum. You might already know this as PHSE. This subject area gives young people the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives, meeting their full potential.

Our aim is to enable our pupils to grow into successful ‘Maltby Citizens’ by providing them will a curriculum of excellence, allowing them to excel in the world beyond the school gates. Our curriculum is underpinned by the 5 pillars of wellbeing: Career, Social, Financial, Physical and Community.

The RHSE National Programme of study, which all schools are expected comply with was updated from Summer Term 2021. You will recall that we consulted at this time about the curriculum. We have now undertaken a routine review of our RHSE policy and curriculum offer. This means that we can be sure our provision is appropriate for all our pupils based on their:

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

Citizenship is taught throughout the school in every year group and is monitored and reviewed regularly by the staff and governing body. All teaching takes place in a safe learning environment and is underpinned by our school ethos and values of excellence and opportunities for all.

As a school community, we are committed to working in partnership with parents and all stakeholders and as such, we need your feedback to help us do this successfully.

We would like to invite you:

  • To take the opportunity to view our draft policy and curriculum.
  • To complete a questionnaire in order for your feedback to be captured and acted upon.

Our RSE curriculum can be viewed below:

Our RSE draft policy can be viewed below:

And the link to our questionnaire is:

Please complete the questionnaire by Monday 13th February 2023 at 3pm.

Yours sincerely


Caroline Coates