Here's what our children think about PSHE in our school - 

Statement of Intent

The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will enable children to have a full understanding and knowledge of issues surrounding their personal, social and health education. It tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. The curriculum 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.


Clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the statutory health and relationships education from September 2020.
At Hill Top Primary Academy we follow the scheme ‘1 Decision’.

The Y1-6 scheme of work includes:

•   Staying safe
•   Keeping and staying healthy
•   Relationships
•   Being responsible
•   Feelings and emotions
•   Computer safety
•   Money matters
•   Hazard watch
•   Fire safety
•   Growing and changing
•   The working world
•   A world without judgement

The programme builds each year on prior knowledge of modules, with an assessment at the beginning and end of the key phases. (Y1-3) (y4-6)

 Alongside this, we also teach the MindMate programme for years 1-6, which focuses on:

-  Being the same and being different
-  Feeling good and being me
-  Friends and family
-  Life changes
-  Strong emotions
-  Solving problems

Early Years also follow the 1Decision scheme, which is mapped closely with the EY Framework. PSHE development is an intrinsic part of  children's early social development and is taught through modelled positive everyday interactions with peers and adults in play, and also through stories and group discussions.

Intended Impact

The intended impact of our PSHE teaching is to enable pupils to develop their emotional literacy and social skills,

to be aware of their own thoughts and feelings as they happen and develop strategies to help manage, control and verbalise them positively.