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RILLINGTON Primary School

'Every child matters, every moment counts'

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Rillington Primary School, High St, Rillington, Malton, YO17 8LA

Mrs Carrie Stabler

Personal ,Social, Health Education (PSHE):


Our vision:

At Rillington Primary School, we strive to develop the qualities and attributes all pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. 

We aim to promote children’s knowledge, self esteem, emotional wellbeing and resilience, and to help them to form and maintain worthwhile and positive relationships. Children will be taught to have respect for themselves, and for others, within our local, national and global communities. We aim to develop key character skills, including decision making, informed risk taking, good communication, and self-regulation strategies. We encourage the exploration of, and respect for, values held by different cultures and groups within our local community, and promote the development of positive attitudes. We encourage honesty and respect in all relationships, and nurture sensitivity to the needs and feelings of others. 

We believe that our children need a wealth of experiences to become rounded individuals and caring citizens. Through assemblies, our RSE/PSHE curriculum, celebration of school values and through our learning journeys, children learn how to be moral and ethical individuals with an understanding of the core British Values - Democracy, Rule of Law, Tolerance and mutual respect and Individual Liberty.



Our curriculum:

At Rillington we follow Kapow's long term plan for mixed aged year groups. The long term plan is based upon DfE Relationships and sex education statutory guidance and the PSHE association curriculum. It is split into six themes as seen below.

From this the five key areas are organised into a two year rolling cycle which ensures full coverage of the National Curriculum objectives. Each area makes pupil's prior learning and future learning clear, showing how teaching fits into children's wider learning journey.

Each year group covers content related to each theme every year, ensuring that a spiral programme is in place: one that revisits themes, gradually extending thinking, expanding knowledge and developing skills. We avoid, where possible, ‘one-off’, stand-alone sessions that will not be revisited, and instead make constant links to previous learning and experiences, and build upon these. We ensure our PSHE curriculum suits our pupils, school and community; giving careful consideration to our school ethos and aims and our pupils’ needs.

Our PSHE curriculum:

Click on the links below to open the document

Long term plan for mixed age classes

Progression document for PSHE

Where possible we make cross-curricula links between PSHE and other subjects; learning comes in many different forms: through whole-class teaching, group activities, individual tasks, assemblies, outside speakers, cross-curricula lessons and discrete lessons. During sessions children are encouraged to both ask and answer questions, to deepen their knowledge and understanding. A great deal of time is spent considering scenarios and possible responses to them. 


Our teaching of PSHE will lead to children meeting the standards of attainments across the school and those that are expected of our children nationally. Children will each make progress relative to their own individual starting point. The implementation and impact of the PSHE curriculum is assessed across school to ensure that children are provided with the best possible chance at succeeding. We strive to ensure that by the end of their time with us, each child will:

  • develop understanding of the world and of personal, social, health, emotional and citizenship concepts and relevant vocabulary
  • understand issues relating to their own health, personal care, sexual development and relationships.
  • be able to make choices
  • have strategies to maintain personal wellbeing, promote resilience and have been equipped with skills to keep themselves and others safe
  • celebrate equality and diversity
  • form appropriate relationships and have a sense of dignity and respect for each other.
  • develop personal responsibility, self confidence and assertiveness.
  • have more control over their own life.
  • have enhanced their self esteem. 


Our policy:

Our parents and pupils were able to contribute to this policy through our consultation process in September 2023 (via our class dojo app).

PSHE and RSE policy


Our subject newsletter:

PSHE subject newsletter

PSHE subject newsletter December 2023

View our photographs below - Year 3/4/5 visited Allerton Waste Management Plant, we focused on respecting our environment and thinking about how we can make sustainable changes.