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Our intention is that when children leave Welbourne, they will do so with the knowledge, understanding and emotional capacity to be able to play an active, positive, and successful role in today’s diverse society. We want our children to have high aspirations, a belief in themselves and realise that anything is possible if they put their mind to it. In an ever–changing world, it is important that they are aware of the different factors which will affect their world and that they learn how to deal with these so that they can have good mental health and well-being.

Our PSHE curriculum builds on prior learning in each year group and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills which will prepare the children to be a global citizen now and in their future roles as adults within a global society. It promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils, preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. Our Relationships and Sex Education enables our children to learn how to keep themselves and others safe, and to understand and develop healthy relationships, both now and in their future lives.


In Early Years, PSHE and citizenship is embedded throughout the early years’ curriculum. The objectives taught are the Personal, Social and Emotional Development statements from ‘Development Matters in the EYFS’ and the PSED Early Learning Goals.

At Key Stage 1 and 2, PSHE is taught through a clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum. We ensure we cover both the statutory and non-statutory elements of the Health Education and Relationships Education guidance.

Pupils are taught PSHE using The Cambridgeshire Primary Personal Development Programme (Cambs. PPDP), which is a progressive scheme of work designed to cover all aspects of the PSHE primary curriculum.

At Welbourne, in addition to Health Education and Relationships Education, we also 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 because it is important that our children should understand the full diversity of the world they live in and be prepared for life in modern Britain. The Sex Education aspects of PSHE are also taught through the Cambs. PPDP scheme. 

PSHE is taught through Cambs. PPDP’s four overarching themes with each year group studying the same unit of work at the same time (at their own level).  The themes are: 

  • Myself and My Relationships 

  • Citizenship 

  • Economic Wellbeing 

  • Healthy and Safer Lifestyles  

Within each theme are several teaching units designed to be appropriate to the year group with a range of teaching and learning activities. These units are taught by class teachers at the same time across the school so that staff can share ideas and support progression across the school. 



By the time our children leave our school they will: 

  • Be able to approach a range of real-life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life 

  • Be on their way to becoming healthy, open-minded, respectful, socially and morally responsible, active members of society 

  • Appreciate difference and diversity 

  • Be able to understand and manage their emotions 

  • Be able to look after their mental health and well-being 

  • 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 

  •  Have respect for themselves and others. 

  •  Have a positive self-esteem 

If you have any queries please contact Mrs Maltby via the school office