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Bitterne Manor Primary School

Bitterne Manor

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Personal, Social and Health Education

Curriculum Intent

At Bitterne Manor Primary School we are committed to ensuring that the emotional and social needs of all our children are met within our school environment and we support the development of children’s health, wellbeing, self-esteem and confidence. We ensure that young people are equipped with the knowledge and skills that enable them to feel confident and prepared for making life choices, taking on new challenges and managing risks that they may face.


Pupils learn about themselves as growing and changing individuals, acquiring the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. They develop their sense of social justice and moral responsibility and understand how their own choices, through the conscious application of our learning values and British values, can impact across all communities in which they belong.  Our curriculum builds on prior knowledge and equips pupils with the understanding, skills and strategies required to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives.



Curriculum Implementation

Our curriculum is based on the PSHE Association Programme Builders For Education (Thematic Model) which covers all the statutory requirements, as defined by the Department of Education. 

The programme of Study sets out learning opportunities for each key stage, in three core themes:

- Health and Wellbeing

- Relationships

- Living in the Wider World

Curriculum Impact:

A pre and post assessment is carried out at the start and end of each unit to allow the class teacher to show how the pupils' knowledge and understanding has developed since the baseline assessment. From their learning, pupils will be confident to embrace challenges, make informed decisions about their wellbeing and apply these lessons to real life situations.  


Attainment can be measured through a range of activities including:

  • Revisiting baseline assessment activities, e.g. draw and write.
  • Brain story / graffiti wall / mind mapping
  • Role play or storyboarding
  • Mock TV or radio interviews, blogs, podcasts
  • Leaflets, projects, displays etc
  • Presentations
  • Quizzes

Draft PSHE Association Curriculum RSE