Stoke Bishop
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PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) is an integral and key aspect of the teaching, learning and ethos at our school. Our PSHE curriculum is designed to ensure the children are taught the knowledge and life skills they will need to stay safe and develop healthy and supportive relationships. Growing up in a world that is not only continuingly changing but becoming an ‘online’ civilization, it is essential that we equip children with the necessary skills to become resilient, caring and respectful young people who have integrity and courage. At Stoke Bishop Primary School, we believe in providing our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society.

Curriculum Provision

At Stoke Bishop C of E Primary School, we use the Kapow Primary Scheme for the delivery of our PSHE curriculum. The Kapow Primary scheme is a whole school approach that consists of three areas of learning in the EYFS and five areas of learning across Key stages 1 and 2. Children’s learning through this scheme significantly contributes to their personal development and promotes the four fundamental British values which reflect life in modern Britain: democracy; rule of law; respect and tolerance and individual liberty.

Kapow Primary’s RSE/PSHE scheme of work covers the Relationships and Health Education statutory guidance (as set out by the Department for Education), including the non-statutory sex education.


  • Self-regulation
  • Building relationships
  • Managing self

Key stage 1 and 2:

  • Citizenship
  • Economic wellbeing
  • Families and relationships
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Safety and the changing body

The scheme supports the requirements of the Equality Act through direct teaching, for example learning about different families, the negative effect of stereotypes and celebrating differences, in addition to the inclusion of diverse teaching resources throughout the lessons.

Quality PSHE and RSE teaching is an important element in helping us to carry out our duty of care with regards to safeguarding. We value the contributions from external agencies and professionals such as the NSPCC, Police and The Bristol Drugs Project to help support our PSHE curriculum delivery.

We believe that our PSHE curriculum is also integral to other curriculum areas (English, History, RE, PE, Geography) and not taught purely through an isolated approach. These other themes are regularly reviewed and planned carefully to ensure current social topics are taught sensitively and give children the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to effectively navigate the complexities of life in the 21st Century.

PSHE Learning Journey

RSHE – Relationships, Sex and Health Education

The Safety and the Changing body unit covers the statutory requirements for health education which includes puberty. There is a very serious safeguarding aspect to this work; obviously, the younger year groups are not looking at these issues directly and explicitly, but rather learning correct terminology for body parts and doing the foundation work for learning that will follow in later year groups. The Year 5 and 6 lessons look more fully at puberty and reproduction. This is in line with the expectations for Science in the National Curriculum. Sex education has been included in line with the DfE recommendations and is covered in Year 6, using our previous scheme Jigsaw to deliver the sessions.

Please read the following document and parent guide for a more detailed breakdown of the RSE learning for each year group and the legal requirements in regards to to your child’s participation in lessons.

As part of children’s personal development at our school and in addition to Kapow PSHE, we have implemented the programme ‘No Outsiders’. The programme was created by Andrew Moffat MBE, who was nominated for the Global Teacher Prize in 2018-19. The ‘No Outsiders’ vision is to support inclusive education and promote community cohesion to prepare young people and adults for life as global citizens.

The No Outsiders programme was introduced to Governors and parents at our school in 2023/2024 and it involves the use of age appropriate story books to teach about seven of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010.  Each year group will take part in one No Outsiders lesson per term alongside Kapow PSHE.

The parent booklet below offers more information about No Outsiders.

Parent Consultation

A consultation with parents takes place on a yearly basis (Term 4) where parents and carers will have the opportunity to explore the Kapow PSHE programme (including the sex education materials and videos) and the No Outsiders materials. Members of staff, Governors and representatives from St Mary’s Church will attend to answer any questions parents may have. The school’s RSHE Policy is shared and available for parents to comment on. There is always lots of time for discussion and to reflect on the online world that children are now growing up in. It is always fantastic to see so many parents there including those from our different religious communities.

Any useful documents from the sessions can be found at the bottom of this page, including our RSHE policy and any supporting material.

Please see below comments from parents about these information sessions.

‘A brilliant session. All the videos are like biology lessons and I can see the benefit this will have on the children’s understanding.

‘Very informative session. Very useful to see how and what will be delivered to the children and at what stage. It was nice to be included in their learning journey.’

‘Thanks – great session. Really interesting and I think this is all vital for the kids understanding and development. I feel better informed about what is covered.’

‘Great to introduce ‘Science’ concepts from early age. Good reminders to teach young children correct names for body parts. I liked the videos and how the children would see them in a progressive way.’

‘Really helpful overview and interesting to see the materials which will be used. Nice to have the opportunity to chat with other parents too. Thank you!’

‘Really good. Well delivered. Thorough, informative, light hearted and funny.’

Policies and Supporting Documents