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Our approach to teaching PSHE and RSE at Aylesham Primary School is to help every child become a well-rounded global citizen who understands how different people around the world live their lives.

We promote our school values (team work, flying high, resilience and creativity) as well as embed crucial life skills throughout all lessons, meaning by the time children leave our school they have the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives, as well as being informed, empathetic, active and responsible citizens who are prepared for the future.

Aylesham Primary School followed a consultation period with parents and governors before the implementation of our new scheme in September 2023.

Kapow RSE and PSHE.

This is a bespoke RSE & PSHE curriculum that is tailored to the needs of a mixed-age setting. The new scheme will ensure a greater depth and embed 'lifelong learning' for our pupils.



We provide 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. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community and to ultimately prepare them for a life in modern Britain. 

We decided to use and follow the Kapow scheme of work because it offers our children a full understand of PHSE linked to RSE curriculum and we can personalise and use it to focus in on our school values.

As a result of using this scheme children will know how to be safe and to understand how to develop healthy relationships both now and in their future lives.



Teachers will use Kapow to create exciting, informative lessons aiming to develop knowledge, skills and confidence in PSHE. In the Early years, children will be taught to how to develop their communication skills and to make sure their needs are met. To develop peer friendship through playing and learning together. Teachers plan for both focused and independent PSHE activities and ensure all children have the opportunity to express themselves and understand about different relationships through exploration and play.

In KS1 and KS2, class teachers will plan their lessons following the Kapow scheme ensuring the skills and knowledge stated in the National Curriculum are covered.

Children's PSHE will be in a whole class book for EYFS and Key stage 1 and in individual books in Key stage 2. The work will vary and will be displayed through a varieties of ways from writing work, to photographs and drawing.  We want to ensure that PSHE is embedded in our whole school curriculum and that opportunities for enhancing learning by using PSHE are always taken.

Teachers will ensure they teach specific PSHE vocabulary as identified on the knowledge organisers and in the progression document. They will follow the year group planning to teach each of the units year on year to further secure children knowledge about key aspects of relationship, safety, changes to the body and mental and physical wellbeing. 



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 at Aylesham each child will:

>Recognise and apply the British Values

>Be able to recognise, understand and manage their own emotions

>Understand who they can rely on and ask for support.

>Look after their own mental health and ask for support where necessary.

>Be on their way to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

>Recognise differences and have an understanding of diversity.

>Apply learnt skills in real life situations

>To have a good understanding of online safety.

>Demonstrate self-confidence and self-esteem.

>Have developed and maintained healthy relationships with peers and adults.

>Understand the physical aspects involved in the teaching of RSE at the level appropriate to them as an individual.

>Show respect to themselves and others.