Our vision for PSHE (Personal, Social , Health and Economic Education) and RSE (Relationship and Sex Education)


The aims of PSHE and RSE at Ainderby Steeple Church of England Primary School are to enable the children:

To know and understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle

To have the knowledge to keep themselves safe including online

To understand what makes a good relationship with others – to show kindness, care and compassion

To have respect for others regardless of religion, race, gender, mental or physical disability

To be independent and responsible members of the school community and beyond

To be positive and active members of a democratic society and be prepared for life in Modern Britain

To develop self-confidence, resilience and self-esteem and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues

To develop good relationships with other members of the school and the wider community, and support emotional wellbeing

To ensure that drug education, financial education, relationship and sex education (RSE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle are effective.

What does PSHE and RSE look like at our school?


We use the resource Kapow to cover the elements of PSHE and RSE which have been split across the 2-year rolling programme.

These are:
Families and relationships

Health and wellbeing

Safety and changing body


Economic wellbeing


Please click to access adaptations for pupils with SEND in RSE and PSHE.

Opportunities to celebrate PSHE and RSE

Our school encourage pupils to take responsibility for aspects of school life. These include our Children’s School Council, Buddy System, Eco Team, Huff and Puff Leaders, Health and Safety Team, Librarians and Road Safety Officers.

The school has strong links to the local community, St Helen’s Church and parents which supports pupils in becoming responsible citizens, and in embedding British and Christian values.

Pupil Voice

“I have enjoyed learning how to keep safe around medicines”

“I enjoyed it when we talked about keeping safe at home and school”

“I like it when we act out how we can deal with different situations”


  • The impact of our PHSE and RSE education is that children:
    Are open, compassionate and reflective individuals who respond and manage issues in their own lives
  • Have a deep moral understanding of the impact of their actions on others.
  • They are responsible, kind and caring with a strong sense of service.
  • Use their debating skills across the curriculum, demonstrating respect and sensitivity.

Click to access PSHE long term Aut 2023

Click to access the Kapow mixed age planning.

Click to access the Kapow progression of knowledge and skills.

Click the link to access the Kapow Parent and Carers Guide to Relationships, Sex and Health Education.

The subject leader for PSHE and RSE is Mrs S Link.