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PSHE (Personal Social Health and Economic) education and RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) at the Hayes is a planned programme of learning through which pupils acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. As part of a whole school approach, it develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. 
Our PSHE curriculum (Kapow) aims to:

  • increase self-confidence and aspirations
  • learn new skills to support and challenge dreams and aspirations
  • develop personal strengths
  • enhance resilience
  • recognise the need for healthy lifestyles
  • become independent thinkers
  • work collaboratively

We teach 5 themes over the year: 

  • Family and Relationships
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Safety and the Changing Body
  • Citizenship
  • Economic Wellbeing
  • Identity (Year 6)

​​​We have categorised our lessons into these five key areas which we return to in each year group. This makes pupil’s prior and future learning clear, showing how the teaching fits into the wider learning journey. Year 6 also have a further key area: Identity.

Kapow Primary’s RSE and PSHE scheme of work has been designed as a spiral curriculum with the following key principles in mind:

  • Cyclical: Pupils revisit the five key areas throughout KS1 and KS2.
  • Increasing depth: Each time a key area is revisited, it is covered with greater depth and increasing maturity.
  • Prior knowledge: Upon returning to each key area, prior knowledge is utilised so pupils can build on previous foundations, rather than starting again.

Kapow has a strong focus on emotional and mental health and wellbeing. We want children to be safe, healthy and happy – we understand that children’s safety and wellbeing is paramount. At the Hayes, our RSE lessons aim to give children their entitlement to information about relationships, puberty and human reproduction, appropriate to their ages and stages of development. This work is treated in a matter-of-fact and sensitive manner and helps children to cope with change, including puberty, and to learn about healthy relationships.

Our RSE curriculum (Kapow) aims to:

  • To enable young people to understand and respect their bodies, and be able to cope with the changes puberty brings, without fear or confusion.
  • To help young people develop positive and healthy relationships appropriate to their age, development etc. (respect for self and others).
  • To support young people to have positive self-esteem and body image, and to understand the influences and pressures around them.
  • To empower them to be safe and safeguarded.

NB: please note, up until Summer '23, we were using 3D PSHE scheme.


   Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation

PSHE/RSE Overview

Progression of Skills (used up until Summer 2023 Term)

Curriculum Coverage