Relationships are key to leading a happy and successful life!

At Brookside Primary School we want our children to leave school in Year 6 being able to flourish in the wider community. To do this we will:

  • Help pupils aspire to be the best they can be, to have dreams for their future and know what is required to reach them.
  • Provide opportunities for our pupils to learn about right and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a valued member of an ever-changing, diverse society.
  • We will help them understand and consider many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up in Modern Britain.
  • Deepen our pupils understanding of fundamental British values of democracy, individual liberty, the rule of law and mutual respect and tolerance.
  • Develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
  •  Stimulate, challenge and nurture children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity.
  •  Help pupils to understand the importance of their physical and mental health, understand emotions and feelings and have strategies to help them become resilient and confident so they are ready for the transition to Secondary school.
  •  Help pupils to have a good understanding of themselves, to have empathy, an ability to work with others and to form and maintain positive relationships treating everyone equally with tolerance and respect.
  • Teach our pupils’ age-appropriate understanding of healthy relationships through appropriate relationship and sex education.
  • Teach our pupils about personal safety (online and off-line) and we will ensure pupils know where and how to get help if needed.
  • Encourage all of our pupils to be the best version of themselves that they can be!


KAPOW’s primary RSE/PSHE scheme of work covers the Relationships and health education statutory guidance (as set out by the Department for Education), including non-statutory sex education.

The scheme also covers wider PSHE learning; in line with the requirement of the National Curriculum, that schools must make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE).


We have chosen to use the ‘KAPOW’ Scheme to deliver our PSHE and RHE curriculum. This is a whole school approach which consists of five area of learning:

  • Family and relationships (RSE)
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Safety and the changing body
  • Citizenship (British values/what it means to be British)
  • Economic wellbeing


Each area is revisited every year to allow children to build on prior learning. The lessons also provide a progressive programme.

The lessons are based upon the statutory requirements for Relationships and Health Education, but also refer to the PSHE Association’s programme of Study which is recommended by the DfE.

Sex education has been included in line with the DfE recommendations and is covered in Year 6 of our scheme.

The scheme supports the requirements of the Equality Act through direct teaching, for example learning about different families, the negative effect of stereotypes and celebrating differences, in addition to the inclusion of diverse teaching resources throughout the lessons.

In each year group, an introductory lesson provides the opportunity for children and teachers to negotiate ground rules for the lessons. These introductory lessons can then be referred to throughout the year to help create a safe environment.

All the lessons include ideas for differentiation to stretch the most able learns and give additional support to those who need it. In many lessons, stories, scenarios, and video clips provide the opportunity for children to engage in real life and current topics in a safe and structured way. Role-play activities are also included to help children play out scenarios that they may find themselves in.

Pupils are taught regularly timetable PSHE/RSE lessons by a member of Brookside Primary school staff whom the pupils are familiar with.

We have access to clear progression grids that show how learning develops across the primary curriculum. Key vocabulary is shared with staff and each year builds on previous learning.

There are meaningful opportunities for cross-curricular learning in particular with computer for on line safety ad science for growing, nutrition, teeth, diet and lifestyle. The scheme provides consistent messages throughout the age ranges including how and where to access help.

All staff have received training on how to deliver KAPOW sessions and have continued support via online CPD resources. This means that if staff encounter any issues within sessions that they find difficult to explain, they have support available to help them.

We work in partnership with parents informing them about what their children are learning and when required, providing guidance towards resources that can be used at home.


Our RHE curriculum enables our children to be lifelong learners by developing their ability to listen, communicate, empathise, question and reflect. It strengthens relationships between children and staff which aids learning across the curriculum. A strength of our school is the strong relationships between staff and children. This is clear to see in all lessons and particularly on our residential trips. Our PSHE and RHE lessons complement our curriculum to provide the skills needed to ensure our children are well prepared for the next stage of their education and can move smoothly into secondary education

PSHR(S)E Curriculum Documents

Long term plan

Policy Document

Safety and the changing body end points

Citizenship -end points

Health and wellbeing end points

Economic well being - end points

Family and relationships -end points

Progression of skills and knowledge


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