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The Subject Leader is Mrs. Laura Edwards.


Fairhaven's PSHE curriculum...


At Fairhaven our bespoke PSHE curriculum has units specifically designed to develop children's understanding of the core British values.


The Department for Education (2014) has stated in their guidance that the promotion of British values in schools aims to ensure that young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain.


 Examples of the understanding and knowledge pupils are expected to learn include:

  • an understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process

  • an understanding that the freedom to hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law

  • an acceptance that people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour

  • an understanding of the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination

(DfE, 2014)


In consultation with pupils, staff, governors and parents, we have developed a progressive PSHE curriculum on a rolling 2 year cycle to suit our school's structure.


Each unit, and lesson, has been closely matched to the requirements of the statutory RSE guidance (DFE, 2019) which is detailed in both the Curriculum Design document and the Curriculum Progression document.


Although PSHE education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education, it is currently a non-statutory subject.


However, all children at Fairhaven Primary School receive rich and meaningful lessons in this subject unless class teachers are informed of any special requests by parents/carers.


We have also decided to become early adopters of the new Statutory RSE guidance, which officially comes into force in September 2020.

Therefore, following consultation with parents and pupils, we will be starting our new curriculum (which is designed to be matched to the new guidance) in Summer Term 2021.

Relationships and sex education (RSE) is learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, relationships and health. It will equip children and young people with accurate information, positive values and the skills to enjoy healthy, safe and positive relationships, to celebrate their uniqueness and to take responsibility for their health and wellbeing now and in the future.


RSE at Fairhaven is taught in a way which is complementary to the wider ethos, values and principles of our school. RSE at Fairhaven includes learning about the body, feelings, beliefs, relationships, rights and responsibilities and knowing how and when to ask for help if needed. It involves acquiring information, developing skills and forming positive beliefs, values and attitudes.


At Fairhaven we aim to ensure:

  • That PSHE and Citizenship will enable all children to have the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives.
  • It will provide them with the necessary skills to be to become informed, active, responsible citizens.
  • The curriculum should provide relevant and challenging learning to all children.

Here are some examples of the work that children have been completing in PSHE lessons.

PSHE policies