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In the latest OFSTED inspection into KS2, Saltergate schools were found to be outstanding at providing strong opportunities for personal development.  Our PSHE curriculum is a key part of this provision.

PSHE and RSE at Saltergate Schools will help our pupils foster lifelong aspirations, goals and values.  We will give every child an equal opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge they need to thrive now and in the future. From helping them to deal with critical issues they face every day such as friendships, emotional wellbeing and change, to giving them a solid foundation for whatever challenging opportunities lie ahead, so they can face a world full of uncertainty with hope. PSHE education helps our pupils prepare for all the opportunities, challenges, life decisions and responsibilities they will face. Health and wellbeing is paramount in our PSHE and RSE curriculum. We will help equip our children to make the right decisions to stay healthy, safe and prepared for life and work in modern Britain. 


Children in EYFS follow the EYFS framework. ‘Personal, Social and Emotional Development’ is one of the prime areas of learning. Children in EYFS will focus on three strands of PSED, Self Regulation, Managing Self and Building Relationships. Children will learn how to manage their own emotions and feelings and recognise those of others. Children will learn who to manage their own behaviour, follow rules and set and work towards goals. Children will learn how to work cooperatively and share their knowledge and resources.


In KS1 children will learn how to become an active citizen and how to play an active and positive role in school life. Children will learn how to keep themselves healthy and safe, including medicines, online safety and how to look after their bodies and keep themselves healthy, including exercise, food, sleep and rest. Children will learn how to look after their mental health and well-being and the importance of physical hygiene. Children will learn how to plan for the future, including careers, setting goals and targets and how to manage money. In KS1 children will also learn about healthy relationships, their bodies, body parts and body changes since birth.


In KS2 children will follow the same themes as KS1 and build on these. Children will learn how to become an active citizen, learn about democracy, and how important our choices can be and the impact they have. Children will continue to learn about keeping safe and healthy, physically, emotionally and online. Children will continue to learn about their mental health and well being and recognise emotions and feelings. Children will build on their knowledge of planning for the future, careers, targets and learning how to look after and save money. Children in KS2 will also continue to learn about healthy relationships, boundaries, relationships changes and their own bodies and changes in their bodies.