“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.”


- Marion Wright Edelman


Our PSHE Curriculum forms a fundamental part of our whole school curriculum. PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) Education is taught on a weekly basis from EYFS to Year 6 and provides children with lots of opportunities to share, discuss and reflect. To support our delivery of our PSHE Curriculum we follow ‘Kapow’. This helps to ensure that we offer a progressive curriculum. We also dip into ‘Jigsaw’ in order to cover all elements of the KCSIE regulations.  

As a part of your child’s educational experience at St Michaels, 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, understanding, attitudes, and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive, and fulfilled lives, both now and in the future. The ultimate aim is to ensure our children grow up to be able to contribute to society while being able to thrive when they are adults.

Our PSHE curriculum meets the aims of the Relationships and Health Education statutory guidance (as set out by the Department for Education), including the non-statutory sex education.


At St Michael’s CE Primary School, it is our intent that all children will be ‘lifelong learners’ with the confidence and ability to develop their skills and understanding when meeting new challenges, experiences and finding themselves in unfamiliar situations. We want our pupils to leave our St Michael’s family and shine brightly; standing out by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. As a result of our curriculum, every child will be equipped with the skills they need to develop personally and socially presently and within their future. Our PSHE curriculum develops the moral, social and political attributes children need to flourish when growing up; as individuals, family members and all round members of society within an ever-changing world.


The school uses Kapow, which has a clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum. St Michael’s PSHE curriculum has three core learning themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world. It also incorporates the RSE policy and identifies links to British Values, Cultural Capital, SMSC and schools key skills into the curriculum. Children will have access to key knowledge, language and meaning in order to understand PSHE and to use across the wider curriculum. Additionally, the school uses the Thrive approach, which weaves through the PSHE curriculum. The collaboration of both Kapow and Thrive aim to provide a thought-provoking PSHE curriculum, which encourages children to explore, ask questions, reflect and grow as unique individuals. Alongside this, we aim to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for every member of our school community including, staff, pupils and families.  We pursue this aim by using whole school approaches as well as specialised, targeted approaches depending on the needs of individual pupils.


At St Michael’s CE Primary, children will ultimately know more and remember more about PSHE. Children will therefore demonstrate a healthy outlook towards school, themselves and their peers, preparing them for living the wider world as a well-rounded adult. Children’s progress in PSHE is monitored in a variety of ways. The impact of PSHE lessons at St Michael’s CE Primary is evidenced in floor books, through pupil’s voice/conferencing and continually observing children’s responses towards particular situations both in and out of the school community, thus creating learning opportunities for all to succeed. PSHE is integral to the development of children’s personal values in order for them to become a positive citizen in a forever-changing community and world. We believe our PSHE curriculum it is an important part of educating the whole child, ensuring children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.