St Breward Community Primary School

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PSHE at St Breward Primary School

 We use the Kapow scheme for our PSHE curriculum. We also work with a range of external providers to ensure the children at our school are fully supported and receive a wide range of experiences. This includes working with the NHS who are delivering a series of DECIDER workshops, the police who offer support with online safety and boost career aspirations and NSPCC who support us with delivering workshops on staying safe and accessing support such as Childline.
The Kapow scheme aims to give children the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that they need to effectively navigate the complexities of life in the 21st Century. The curriculum covers key areas which will support children to make informed choices now and in the future around their health, safety, wellbeing, relationships, and financial matters and will support them in becoming confident individuals and active members of society.
Kapow Primary’s RSE/PSHE scheme of work covers the Relationships and Health Education statutory guidance (as set out by the Department for Education), including the non-statutory sex education. The scheme covers wider PSHE learning, in line with the requirement of the National curriculum (2014) that schools ‘should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE).’
Children’s learning through this scheme would significantly contribute to their personal development as set out in the Ofsted Inspection Framework and promotes the four fundamental British values which reflect life in modern Britain: democracy; rule of law; respect and tolerance and individual liberty. The Kapow Primary scheme does not specifically cover gender identity, although identity is a theme that runs through all year groups and units more generally.
In response to the child-on-child abuse updates to Section 5 of Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE, 2022), our curriculum introduces and revisits ideas of personal boundaries, consent and communicating our boundaries with others. This prepares pupils for the challenges and responsibilities they will face in the future.