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Poplars Community Primary School

Courage, Honesty, Aspiration, Kindness, Collaboration

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Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. However, we believe there is a need to tailor our PSHE programme to reflect the needs of our pupils, in order to equip them with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions; including drug education,

financial education, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle. From September 2020 PSHE becomes a statutory subject and is incorporated into three core themes: ‘Health and Wellbeing’, ‘Relationships’, and ‘Living in the Wider World’,


At Poplars we use high quality teaching strategies that incorporate the National Curriculum guidance while using the Kapow scheme as a model of progression. Kapow is a unique, spiral, progressive and effective scheme of work, aiming to prepare pupils’ for life, helping them really know and value who they truly are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.


The intent of our personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) curriculum, is to deliver a holistic ethos which pervades through everyday life, as well as a curriculum which is accessible to all. We endeavour to maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more and by completing their programme of study for each year group. At Poplars, PSHE education is inclusive and enables all our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about British Values 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.


In collaboration with our children we have developed a set of Core Values and everything we do, both in and out of school, is underpinned by these shared values.