At North Mead Primary Academy, we believe each child can develop and reach their full potential in the diverse and nurturing environment our school has to offer.

The teaching and learning of PSHCE aims to support and uphold the school’s vision that ‘Together We Make a Positive Difference’, underpinning the school’s values and character muscles.

The PSHCE curriculum is combined of 3 core themes:

  • Health and Well-being
  • Relationships
  • Living in the Wider World

With the aim to provide children with:

  • accurate and relevant knowledge
  • opportunities to create personal understanding
  • opportunities to explore and challenge a range of values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities
  • a range of skills and strategies to live a healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced life.

These themes broadly overlap, reflect the rapidly changing world in which our pupils live and learn and fundamentally fulfils the schools responsibility to support pupil’s social, moral, spiritual and cultural (SMSC) development.

As a school, we equip pupils with the necessary skills to apply their learning within the curriculum and beyond through enrichment opportunities that naturally shapes their character muscles and prepares our pupils to play active roles as citizens now and in the future.

We believe that all children are individuals therefore; we aim to encourage our pupils to act responsibly with high expectations of attitudes and behaviour where individual successes are rewarded and celebrated.

Statutory guidance on relationships education and relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education can be found here.

Protected characteristics

As part of the Equality Act 2010, it is illegal to treat people differently or discriminate against them because of these protective characteristics. This refers to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

Therefore at North Mead we believe it is important to celebrate people’s differences and we teach our children to respect one another, despite differences. These protective characteristics are explicitly taught through the PSHCE curriculum across the year.

Floor books

At North Mead we have weekly PSHCE sessions which cover a sequence of units that cover progressive skills and knowledge from the foundation stage through to key stage 1 and 2. Each lesson has a focus/ learning objective and the children’s learning is recorded in a class floor book. These are then used as an aid memoire to recall and recap previous learning, in order to build on and learn new knowledge.

Here are some examples of floor books across the school:

Useful Links

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Subject Leader – Verity Reid