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PSHE and RSE Intent, Implementation and Impact

PSHE and RSE Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact




Vision: Ince CE Primary School is led by the light of Jesus within us all, guiding us on our individual journeys through life, so that we can grow and learn together to shine as one throughout our wider community. #Let your light shine


As a Church of England School, our vision and Christian values are at the heart of everything we do and play a vital part in our pupils’ education, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.


At Ince C.E, we endeavour to ensure that PSHE & Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is faith sensitive, inclusive and inspiring enabling children to make responsible and well-informed decisions about their lives.  All pupils have a right to an education which allows them to flourish and is set in a learning community where differences of lifestyle and opinion are treated with dignity and respect.


As a result of an effective RSE curriculum we want our children to develop self-awareness, positive self-esteem and confidence enabling them to:


  • Be aware of the physical and emotional changes they will experience as they move into adulthood.

  • Develop an understanding about the way living things reproduce.

  • Establish an awareness of the importance of stable family life and relationships, including the responsibilities of parenthood.

  • Become Courageous Advocates, making reasoned and well informed judgments about moral issues that involve attitudes towards gender, sexuality and relationships. This will enable them to reflect upon their own beliefs, attitudes and values in an attempt to combat social injustice (bringing light to the darkness).

  • Form healthy and positive relationships within family, friends and the wider community.

  • Are supported to develop the 7 C’s throughout their time: Confidence, Curiosity, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Craftsmanship and Commitment so they leave school as healthy and well-rounded individuals with a respect and appreciation for their own beliefs and morals as well as those of others.


We aim to provide an RSE Curriculum that promotes our Christian values (Truthfulness, Thankfulness, Hope, Forgiveness, Courage and Justice), we will empower children to make positive choices and develop themselves as unique, significant and precious individuals.




Our implementation ensures full coverage of the PSHE and RSE Curriculum programme of study.


Our curriculum intent drives the rationale for our approach, resource choices and


selection of content.  Our curriculum is carefully planned will be delivered via the


Heartsmart ProgrammeHeartsmart brings together PSHE education, emotional,


Spiritual and religious development, as well as encompassing British Values in a


comprehensive scheme of learning.  Aspects of RSE will be taught within Science lessons




Heartsmart has been designed as a whole school resource, with all year groups working on the same theme at the same time. Long term planning is well sequenced and covers the six main areas of RSE throughout the year. (As set out in the DFE’s guidance for schools on relationships education, RSE and health education, are included in all year group’s programmes of study).


The sequences of lessons in each subject area are connected, progressive and provide a purposeful narrative for learning.  Over the sequence of lessons children will gain support through physical, emotional, spiritual and moral development.


All curriculum learning within RSE is enriched with practical activities, opportunities for group work, key visitors and parental engagement.




As a result of a progressive, well-sequenced and purposeful PSHE and RSE curriculum, the children of Ince CE Primary have a strong understanding of the core values and the 7 C’s  which will lead to them being confident children, adolescents and eventually adults.


Children have the knowledge, skills and concepts to be successful in future learning and employment.  All children, particularly the most disadvantaged and those with SEND will acquire the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life.


Due to high levels of teacher subject knowledge and quality first teaching children make excellent progress in learning and attainment is consistently high.  Pupils are being prepared for the next stage of their education and also becoming equipped with the skills needed for adulthood.


We monitor the impact of our curriculum through:


Prior learning and post learning activities.

Subject leads routinely monitor the effectiveness of their subjects through Deep Dives, pupil voice, work scrutiny and teaching and learning observations.

Progression maps in all subjects inform and ensure a clarity of judgement against End Points.

Children’s character is assessed throughout each academic year and through their Advocacy Summer Term Project.


Please see our Spring School Partial Closure Newsletter - thank you for all of your support during these challenging times.
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