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Our PSHE Curriculum is taught under an umbrella of our Darwin Growth Curriculum (DGC). We believe our DGC should enable children to grow, develop and reach their full potential as an individual. The DGC should enable children to become healthier, more independent and more responsible members of society. We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. In doing so we help develop their sense of self-belief to develop the qualities and attributes they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. We teach children about British Values including how society is organised and governed. We teach children about both their rights and their responsibilities. They learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse and multicultural society.

The objectives of The Darwin Growth Curriculum are to enable the children to:

  • Know and understand a healthy lifestyle.
  • Understand how to manage their feelings and emotions.
  • How to get support and advice.
  • Gain an understanding of basic First Aid through the British Heart Start Curriculum.
  • Be aware of safety issues.
  • Understand what makes for good relationships with others.
  • Have respect for others.
  • Be independent and responsible members of a community, such as school.
  • Be positive and active members of a democratic society.
  • Develop self-confidence and self-esteem, and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues, to enable them to manage their lives now and in the future.
  • Develop good relationships with other members of the community.
  • Skill of volunteering
  • Understand the value and importance of money.
  • How to protect themselves and understand the influences of the media.


Follow the link to find out more about our Darwin Growth Curriculum and our Darwin Values and Darwin Values Awards.


PSHE in Early Years

Within the Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception), the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework is followed.

The ‘PSHE’ aspect of the curriculum is followed mainly through the area 'Personal, Social and Emotional Development' but also 'Communication and Language' and 'Understanding the World'.

In EYFS the children: 

  • Learn to manage their emotions, express their feelings and consider the feelings of others.
  • Learn to think about the perspective of others.
  • Can explain the reasons for rules, know right from wrong and try to behave accordingly. 
  • Are supported in developing a positive sense of seeing themselves as a valuable individual.  
  • Set themselves simple goals and show resilience and perseverance in the face of challenge.   
  • Are encouraged to have confidence in their own abilities.   
  • Persist and learn to wait for what they want and direct their attention to a particular task when necessary.   
  • Learn how to look after their bodies and manage their needs independently including personal hygiene and healthy eating.    
  • Build constructive and respectful relationships by learning how to make good friendships, co-operate and resolve conflicts peaceably.    
  • Begin to talk about the different factors that support their overall health and wellbeing including regular physical activity, toothbrushing, sensible amounts of ‘screen time’, having a good sleep routine and being a safe pedestrian.

Examples of our EYFS Curriculum


Examples of our KS1 PSHE Curriculum


Examples of our LKS2 PSHE Curriculum


Examples of our UKS2 PSHE Curriculum

Enrichment in PSHE - EYFS/KS1

Enrichment in PSHE - KS2

Mental Health Awareness Week 2024 

We wore green ribbons for Mental Health awareness week during our buddy afternoon. 
Together we got involved in movement and had a great afternoon together. For the month of May each class also had this movement calendar.

Comic Relief 2024

The theme of Comic Relief Red Nose Day this year is helping those who are struggling with a lack of food or homelessness as a results of the cost of living crisis. 

Everyone wore a red item today and we talk about 'wants and needs'. Children worked with their buddies to identify things that they need rather than things they may want.

School Council ran a design a nose competition and were blown away by the amount of fantastic entries! Well done everyone.

MAT Parliament

Children have been busy organising a sponsored event for all the schools in the MAT to raise money for a local charity - Empathy for special children. 

MAT Eco Council

Children have met and discussed fundraising ideas and they have created this wonderful poem, well done to everyone involved.

Severn Trent Visit 

All children learned all about how our waste becomes sweerage and is then cleaned and returned into the water system. We learned we should only ever flush the 3 'Ps' too! Paper, pee and poo!

Children in Need 2023

This week children have been 'spotting' eachother for being kind and caring. Our buddy afternoon has been spending carrying our a photo trail, the 'bearpee' challenge and ltos of other children in need activities. 
Thank you School Council and Mrs Cotterill for organising it.

Anti-Bullying Week 2023

Children have worn odd socks to raise awareness for anti bullying week this week. Playground leaders and Peer Mentors have been very busy spotting children who are being kind towards others.

Poppy Appeal 2023

A huge thank you to other School Council and their peers for arranging the Poppy Appeal sale this week, a fantastic amount of money has been raised.

Harvest 2023

A huge thank you for all of the fantastic donations to this years Harvest festival. Thank you to School Council for organising it.

World Mental Health Day 2023

As a school we have all wore a yellow heart today to raise awareness of our mental health. We have encouraged the children to talk about feelings and worries and encouraged adults at home to continue this too.