Milton Primary Academy, Leek Road, Milton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST2 7AF
Part of Windsor Academy Trust

Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

Subject Leader: Miss. E Heath 

Subject Vision

Our curriculum develops pupil’s aspirations so that they strive to be the best that they can be. We encourage our pupils to become independent, responsible citizens who show an awareness of what is morally right and wrong. Our PSHE curriculum aims to equip pupils with a deep understanding and good development of social and moral beliefs. In addition to this, we aim to equip our pupils with the knowledge of how to manage their own and others’ emotions in a sensitive and productive way. Through extra-curricular days and opportunities, we aim to enrich our pupils’ time in our school with experiences to aid learning. We carefully plan the subject knowledge, skills and vocabulary, coupled with specific Aspire character virtues and learning behaviours, so that our students have the tools to be successful in learning and in life.

Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education Curriculum

At Milton Primary Academy we aim to provide a PSHE curriculum that is creative, inclusive, challenging and inspired by the real-world. It stimulates curiosity, inspires the practice of fundamental British Values and encourages children to be philosophical in considering and sharing their views. We plan our lessons using the Jigsaw scheme of work. 

KS1 and KS2:

The National Curriculum states that ‘Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education.

The Primary National Curriculum for PSHE aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • are taught the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships, family relationships, and relationships with other children and adults.
  • are taught how to respect others in an age-appropriate way
  • are taught about positive emotional and mental wellbeing, including how friendships can support emotional wellbeing.
  • understand what sorts of boundaries are appropriate in friendships with peers and others (including in a digital context)

The Jigsaw scheme of work is mapped out against the statements from the National Curriculum. 

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education Curriculum

As part of RSE becoming a statutory part of the national curriculum, parents have been consulted about the content included within the Jigsaw framework.  We use the  Jigsaw scheme to help facilitate the planning and delivery of the RSE curriculum. Lessons are mapped out against the statutory guidance within the National Curriculum. Lessons are delivered in a factual and sensitive manner, ensuring no judgements are made. The RSE lesson plans have been shared with all stakeholders to ensure they are appropriately delivered and age-related. There are two lessons across KS2 which parents can opt out of if they do not wish their child to take part in the lesson. These lessons occur in Year 4 (lesson 2) and Year 6 (lesson 4). Parents will receive a letter to opt out of these lessons closer to the time of the lesson being delivered.


We use formative assessment in every PSHE lesson. Cumulative quizzing -  using questions from the theme of the current content - are created alongside questions aiming to retrieve knowledge from previous learning. Reviews in PSHE include book looks, lesson visits and pupil and staff voice. All of this information is gathered and reviewed. It is used to inform further curriculum developments and provision is adapted accordingly.