• PSHE Events and Activities

  • PSHE Long Term Plan

  • Key Stage One Progression Of Learning Objectives Document

  • Lower Key Stage Two Progression Of Learning Objectives Document

  • Upper Key Stage Two Progression Of Learning Objectives Document


Meet the Team!

The subject lead for PSHE is Miss Mussa

Meet Our Subject Ambassadors!

Ava & Edie are the PSHE subject ambassadors


At Horbury Primary, it is our intent that all children will be lifelong learners with the confidence and ability to develop their skills and understanding when having new experiences, meeting new challenges and finding themselves in unfamiliar situations. We aim to help children to understand and value how they and others fit into and contribute to the world. We have a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health through the delivery of a programme of engaging and relevant PSHE within a whole school approach. Through this we also promote and practise mindfulness allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus. Our approach aims to develop the qualities and attributes children need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society and the global community. Good relationships are fundamental to our ethos and throughout our PSHE curriculum we teach Relationships and Sex Education (RSE). Embedding learning about relationships, emotions, looking after ourselves, different families, sex, sexuality and sexual health. We aim for the children in our school to acquire the appropriate knowledge, develop their skills and form positive beliefs, values and attitudes. RSE has a key part to play in the personal, social, moral and spiritual development of young people.

When children leave Horbury Primary Academy, we aim for our children to have developed:

  • The knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships and to build their self-efficacy.
  • The ability to put this knowledge into practice as they develop the capacity to make sound decisions when facing risks, challenges and complex contexts as they face difficult situations in their lives.
  • Resilience, to know how and when to ask for help, and to know where to access support.


PSHE is implemented using the JIGSAW programme which is a whole school approach. Progression in skills and knowledge in the subject are outlined in the PSHE POLO (progression of learning objectives) document. The curriculum for PSHE is delivered throughout the whole school through our JIGSAW scheme of learning. The six units, known as puzzles in the JIGSAW scheme, are taught for a term.

The six topics covered are:

  • Being Me in My World – Having a sense of belonging, welcoming others, identity, building a positive ethos, being part of a school community, working an socialising with others, democracy and citizenship.
  • Celebrating Difference – Similarities and differences, appearance, disability, racism, prejudice and discrimination, bullying, equality act.
  • Dreams and Goals – Hopes and dreams, goals to success, growth mind-set, resilience, teamwork, citizenship, aspirations.
  • Healthy Me – personal hygiene, healthy eating, active lifestyles, sleep, substances, managing risk, mental health.
  • Relationships – Positive relationships, caring relationships, how to speak up and get help when relationships are not positive.
  • Changing Me – Differences between boys and girls, what changes can I be proud of, understanding that growing is a natural, appreciating different parts of the body.

Different themes, known as JIGSAW pieces, within the each unit are taught and explored every week.  Our JIGSAW scheme allows our children to learn and develop range of skills and strategies to live a healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced life.

Our PSHE programme deals with the diverse beliefs, values and attitudes that individuals and societies hold. It helps pupils to develop themselves, their understanding of the world, and their ability to communicate their feelings.

RSE is taught within the Jigsaw and science curriculum but is also embedded in other areas of the curriculum. Children are taught by familiar adults who they have a good rapport with, in order to facilitate constructive and supportive discussions around sensitive topics in a safe and secure environment. The RSE curriculum has been mapped out clearly in the progression grids for PSHE and science which ensure coverage of all of the statutory elements by the end of the primary phase; these are delivered at the appropriate stage for our children. Through our rigorous and progressive curriculum, children develop key skills and are prepared for the wider world beyond primary school, a world in which they can keep themselves safe and healthy and thrive with the support of the positive relationships they forge with those around them.


Through our curriculum, our ultimate aim is for children to be ready to lead successful, healthy and safe adult lives. We believe we can enhance children’s education and help them to become caring, respectful, responsible and confident individuals and citizens. Through our embedded RSE curriculum we aim for all pupils to have a good understanding of the complexities of relationships and a secure knowledge and skills base to navigate their way through these, now and in the future. Through our curriculum, we believe we can enhance children’s education and help them to become confident individuals who have positive body awareness, an in-depth knowledge of how to keep themselves safe and healthy and who will, through respect, tolerance and understanding, forge and maintain positive relationships with a diverse range of family and friendship groups. Progress against the learning objectives is monitored and recorded across school.

"I think PSHE is important because it makes me feel happy and it helps me to learn from my mistakes. I like learning about friendships."
"I enjoy PSHE because it is a time to reflect and it is helpful if something serious happens outside of school"
"I like PSHE because it helps me to handle problems"
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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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