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PSHE including RSE

This page provides details about what Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) looks like at Crayke Primary. It includes our Intent Statement, our coverage and progression document and our “jigsaw” explaining how teaching and learning in PSHE and RSE links to our four core values of Friendship, Forgiveness, Respect and Determination.

The PSHE and RSE Subject Leader is: Mrs Jackson.

Details relating to Coverage and Progression in this subject can be found here: PSHE Coverage and Progression 

British Values coverage through the PSHE curriculum details can be found here: British Values in PSHE curriculum

Ensuring access to a rich, broad and balanced curriculum, based upon and framed by our school values of Respect, Determination, Friendship and Forgiveness, is at the heart of Crayke’s provision…


The fundamental aim of Crayke Church of England Primary School is to provide opportunities for children to develop as independent, confident, successful learners with high aspirations; creating citizens of the future who know how to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society. This aligns with our school vision which strives to enable children to “Follow your pathway and grow together with confidence.”

PSHE intent:

Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is embedded in all that we do.  Being a Crayke Citizen means that pupils learn to:

  • Become independent, responsible, healthy and confident members of society.
  • Understand how they are developing personally and socially as well as promoting their social, mental and physical development.
  • Tackle the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.

Through our discrete lessons, as well as wider cross curricular approach to teaching PSHE, which incorporates the statutory elements of Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), children are taught how to keep themselves safe, physically and emotionally. 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 intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all, which will maximise the outcomes for every child, so that they know more, remember more and understand more. Our intention is that when children leave Crayke, they will do so with the knowledge, understanding and emotions to be able to play an active, positive and successful role in today’s ever-changing world. We want our children to have high aspirations, a belief in themselves and to realise that anything is possible if they put their mind to it.

Our PSHE programme of learning and wider curriculum will enable children to meet the End of Key Stage Statements as set out in the Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education Guidance 2019.  Our PSHE programme is an integral part of our whole school PSHE education provision and is designed to meet the unique needs of pupils, not only through the 1Decision Scheme of Work, but also through our wider curriculum offer.

We deliver a rich, broad and balanced curriculum. Crayke engages all learning styles using a variety of resources which support the teaching of the curriculum. The wider learning culture is promoted through our school values of ‘Determination, Respect, Friendship and Forgiveness’ and through a culture of our aspirational ‘Crayke Growth Mindset’.


The EYFS Curriculum for Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) is taught in a variety of ways through adult-led and adult-supported tasks and child-initiated learning in well-resourced provision areas, both indoors and outdoors.

KS1 & KS2:

Using the 1Decision scheme (see attached), we follow a rolling 2-year programme (Year A and Year B) This ensures that all key topics are covered and supports the progression of skills across our mixed age classes.

Our curriculum is built through a thematic approach which makes connections in skills and knowledge.

Where appropriate, we block learning in order to immerse children fully. Where relevant and possible, we offer enrichment activities to motivate, excite and inspire pupils in the form of ‘Stunning Starts’, ‘Marvellous Middles’ and ‘Fabulous Finishes’ – these may take the form of educational visits, visitors, theme days, achievement assemblies, exhibitions etc.

PSHE impact:

Impact will be measured by assessing against the 1Decision milestones statements through ‘Insight pupil tracking’ as:

  • Below
  • Just below
  • On track

Crayke Citizens will be able to demonstrate the essential characteristics of PSHE, incorporating RSE, detailed in the Intent section above.

They will successfully be able to:

  • Keep/stay healthy
  • Keep/stay safe
  • Manage feelings and emotions
  • Be responsible
  • Develop computer safety
  • Develop healthy relationships including growing and changing
  • Learn about our working world

They will use the school Christian values of Respect, Determination, Friendship and Forgiveness to drive their PSHE attainment and show progress against the objectives alongside demonstrating aspiration, confidence, independence as they develop in to citizens of the future.