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Sunny Bank Primary School

Sunny BankPrimary School

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At Sunny Bank Primary, we believe character education sits at the heart of developing, ‘The Sunny Bank pupil’ as defined within our overarching school curriculum intent statement. PSHE and RSE form a key component of this education.  

At Sunny Bank we see Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. These skills and attributes help pupils to stay healthy, safe and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. When taught well, PSHE education helps pupils to achieve their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life. The PSHE Association. 




  • Children in EYFS develop their personal, social and emotional development through taught lessons and learn to play activities.  

  • Children will learn to form positive relationships that supports mutual respect and understanding and that celebrates and acknowledges differences. 

  • With adults as guides and role models, our children will learn to develop anti-discriminatory attitudes. 

  • Role play is used to help children explore their own culture and appreciate the similarities and differences in those of others. 

  • We encourage children to have a positive self-image and high self-esteem which will give children the confidence to make the most of opportunities, to communicate effectively and to explore the world around them.  

  • Children learn about different kinds of relationships. Being with the same adults and children regularly gives them the time and opportunity to develop relationships that promote social competence. 

KS1 and KS2 


  • All pupils have a weekly PSHE lesson. 

  • We follow Corum Life Education’s Online SCARF curriculum; a spiral curriculum with SMSC at its heart which also contributes significantly to British Values education, both explicitly and implicitly.  

  • The themes addressed in each year group are; Me and My Relationships, Valuing Difference, Keeping Myself Safe, Rights and Responsibilities, Being My Best and Growing and Changing. 

  • Planning ensures that the learning is real, relevant and meaningful to our children.  

  • Visitors such as emergency services and the school nurse complement our PSHE curriculum to offer additional learning. 

  • Assemblies are planned to cover any additional sessions that would benefit the whole school. 

  • Our SRE curriculum runs alongside the PHSE and focusses on key aspects of sex education.  


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