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PSHE at Fox Hill 




PSHE, including SRE, is not only a statutory requirement, but a moral obligation to our pupils. It is important that we arm them with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to face the challenges that they are likely to meet in their lives both in and out of school. Our pupils are navigating their way through this complex world and it is important that we provide them with the skills to cope, adapt and also to feel empathy towards those around them, in short, to become successful citizens in society.  We must also take into consideration the individual pupils and families at our school and be aware of the varied, sometimes challenging, situations that our pupils face outside of school.


At Fox Hill Primary School, we:

  • Have the belief that all pupils can achieve
  • Aim to deliver a curriculum that enables pupils to feel confident in themselves and the world around them, valuing themselves as individuals, family members and members of society
  • Strive to deliver a PSHE curriculum that is diverse, inclusive, and empowering
  • Aim to immerse pupils in in-depth discussions and debates
  • Support pupils in developing knowledge, vocabulary and confidence to be able to communicate any safeguarding issues, and to develop an understanding of previous or potential life experiences
  • Provide the knowledge, skills and attributes that pupils require in order to make safe decisions now and in the future
  • Provide pupils with the knowledge to recognise when something is not right or safe
  • Empower pupils with the confidence to reach out for support when something does not feel right or safe
  • Aim to support personal development, equipping pupils with the necessary knowledge and skills to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face as they grow up



At Fox Hill, we deliver high-quality PSHE lessons, which provide our pupils with the knowledge and understanding of various situations and teach quality life-skills that will carry them through childhood and on into adulthood.

We utilise various resources in order to do this, including the use of a proactive and preventative scheme called 1decision.

Within the 1decision programme, the following topics are covered:



In addition to this scheme, we look to utilise other relevant sources and take advantage of many teaching and development opportunities throughout the school year. An example of this is making links with global or national events such as Anti-Bullying Week, Children’s Mental Health Week, and Pride Month.


What might you typically see?

  • Interactive and engaging lessons, rich in open, inclusive discussions which enable all pupils to be involved as much or as little as they feel confident
  • High quality lesson slides and videos used to support learning and promote discussions
  • Videos/images that are diverse, inclusive and relatable to the pupils in our care
  • Pupils able to share their opinions and make decisions in a safe, supportive environment
  • Misconceptions identified and addressed promptly
  • Staff utilising PSHE sessions to address issues promptly as and when they arise
  • Support staff may be deployed to pre-teach or reinforce learning as and when necessary or appropriate
  • Whole school events or themed weeks, making links with national or global events

What won’t you see?

Passive learning, with teaching staff talking ‘at’ pupils, about a topic or theme that some individuals without personal experience may struggle to fully comprehend



The model of assessment that is most meaningful in PSHE education is ipsative assessment. Ipsative assessment compares where a pupil is at the end of a lesson or series of lessons against where they were before the lesson(s). So the benchmark against which progress is measured is the pupil’s own starting point, not the performance of others or the requirements of a formal assessment.

Formative assessment

  • Two-way dialogue between staff and pupils allows for immediate feedback and teachers can intervene swiftly to help pupils having difficulties or address misconceptions that arise
  • Peer to peer feedback where appropriate
  • Discussion notes from sessions

Summative assessment

  • Self-assessment at both the beginning and end of each unit
  • Written pieces of work as evidence


Alongside assessment in the classroom, teachers should also be able to see the impact in ‘real life’, through observing pupils as they interact with others and cope in various situations, putting into practise the knowledge and skills that they have learnt in PSHE lessons.



2023-24 PSHE Curriculum Map linked to our Fox Hill Values

Information for Parents & Carers on the 1Decision resources used at Fox Hill

DFE Guide for parents - Relationships and Health Education in Primary Schools

Anxiety Information for parents