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Curriculum Intent


At Valentine Primary School, the intent of our PSHE curriculum is to ensure that our pupils aspire to actively participate and thrive in the diverse global society in which they live. Our PSHE curriculum is delivered throughout the school to ensure a continual progression of knowledge and skills; they will know more, remember more and understand more. Our curriculum promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of learners, aiming to prepare them for life beyond Valentine as well as providing an integral link to our school values of Aspiration, Confidence and Empathy. Children will have the confidence to voice their opinion across a range of context and empathise with the views and beliefs of others.


Our PSHE curriculum offers opportunities and experiences to increase the independence of our children as well as develop their  physical and social awareness. It allows children to assume greater personal responsibility and manage personal safety, including online. At Valentine, we ensure that children are equipped to manage the physical and emotional changes at puberty and are fully prepared for life in the wider world, enabling them to make an active contribution to their community.



In EYFS, PSED underpins all learning throughout in the foundation stage. We follow Development Matters and PSED is delivered weekly in all classes and incorporate themes throughout other learning. Sticky Knowledge allows children to put into practise the themes and PSED topics covered and knowledge is furthered by next steps.  


At Key Stage 1 and 2, PSHE is taught through a comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum. We ensure we cover the Relationships, Living in the Wider World and Health and Well-Being, objectives set out in the PSHE Association’s Programme of Study, which systematically cover the statutory Health Education and Relationships Education guidance. 

At Valentine, our Relationships and Sex Education enables children to learn how to be safe and to understand and develop healthy relationships, both now and in the future. In addition to Relationships Education, we teach aspects of Sex Education that is covered in our Science Curriculum. Alongside this we teach about different kinds of relationships, including same sex relationships, and gender identity. It is essential for children of Valentine to understand and celebrate the full diversity they will encounter in the landscape of modern Britain.


       When our children leave Valentine, they will be able to:

  • approach a range of real life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through the joys and challenges of modern life
  • be on their way to becoming healthy, open minded, respectful, socially and morally responsible, active members of society
  • appreciate and celebrate difference and diversity
  • recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty
  • be able to understand and manage their emotions- they will also know how to locate help and support in doing this.
  • continue to develop critical thinking skills and feel confident to engage with causes that resonate with them
  • be able to look after their mental health and well-being- they will be aware of things that help them to do this.
  • be able to develop positive, healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future.
  • understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age appropriate level
  • develop a positive self-esteem and be proud of their achievements
  • embrace personal challenges and aspire to greater ones.


If you have any questions regarding the curriculum we teach please contact the school directly