“There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow shining at the end of every day.”

Walt Disney

At Rufforth Primary School, personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an integral part of our broad and balanced curriculum. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development is at the heart of our school ethos inspiring and supporting every child to become their ‘best me’.

We have a strong belief that our PSHE curriculum should develop a deep rooted understanding of the Rufforth child; in body, heart and mind.

Our curriculum 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 and safeguarding.

Learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up will give children the information, skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships and help them take responsibility for their own well-being.

Our school values align with the modern British values. They 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.

Alongside this, our curriculum demonstrates appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding to fulfil the duties of the statutory Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) guidance outlined by the Department for Education.

At Rufforth our PSHE is delivered through the PSHE Association progression map which follows the statutory guidance for PSHE in Primary Schools. The school’s RSE policy outlines coverage for every year group.