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DMS Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact Overview 


  • To build a PSHE curriculum, which develops learning  and results in the  acquisition of knowledge and skills which enables children to access the wider curriculum and to prepare children to be a global citizen now and in their future roles within a global community. Children will know more, remember more and understand more. To design a curriculum with appropriate Subject knowledge, skills and understanding to fulfil the duties of the NC whereby schools must provide a ‘balanced and broadly-based curriculum  which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities and responsibilities and experiences for later life.



Clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National


The PSHE curriculum has three core learning themes: health and wellbeing,

relationships and living in the wider world. It also incorporates the RSE policy; identifies links to British Values, Cultural Capital, SMSC and our schools’ values into the curriculum.

Knowledge Organisers

Children have access to key knowledge, language and meanings to understand PSHE and to use across the curriculum.

PSHE Focused Working Walls

PSHE Working Walls throughout school focus on key aspects of PSHE and exemplify the terminology used throughout the teaching of PSHE, BV and SMSC, which enables pupils to make links across the wider curriculum.

Wider Curriculum

All subjects make a link to PSHE, BV, SMSC and the language is used

consistently by all staff.

Displays across school

PSHE, BV and SMSC displays throughout school reinforce the PSHE

curriculum enabling children to make links.


Whole school, Key Stage and class assemblies always make a link to

PSHE, British Values and SMSC.

•Clear and comprehensive RSE scheme of work within PSHE in line with the new recommendations of teaching RSE in National Curriculum

The teaching and learning of RSE is planned explicitly within each year group so that children know more, remember more and understand more.

•RSE programme of work is explicitly resourced. Children will become more aware of RSE and know the purpose of it.

•Parent Consultation

Parents informed of the content of the RSE programme of work during the class transition meetings, planned information sessions, and further support / clarification will be given if required.



Children will know more and remember more about PSHE. Children will recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty.

Children will demonstrate a healthy outlook towards school – attendance will be at least in-line with national and behaviour will be good.

The large majority of children will achieve age related expectations across the wider curriculum in addition to the core subjects.

Children will develop positive and healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future. Children will understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age appropriate level.

Children will have respect for themselves and others.

Children will have positive body images.


Research link/s


PSHE Association evaluated research ‘A case for PSHE’ indicates that PSHE when taught well - helps keep children and young people safe, physically and emotionally healthy and prepared for life and work.

PSHE Association evaluated research ‘PSHE, Academic Attainment and Employability’ indicates that growing evidence to suggest that the skills and attributes acquired through PSHE education have a significant impact on pupils' academic achievement, employability and future life chances All subjects have a l

PSHE Association evaluated research ‘Effective Prevent education’ in partnership with Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), outlines 11 key principles of effective practice in prevention education and the positive impact of these been addressed in school.