Clowne Infant & Nursery School

‘We take our children on a journey of discovery, giving them aspirations and engaging them in lifelong learning’




Intent: What are we trying to achieve?

  • To provide a ‘spiral programme’ which introduces new and more challenging learning, while building on what has gone before.
  • To help our pupils to develop skills like - teamwork, problem solving, communication, and resilience - that are crucial to navigating the challenges and opportunities of the modern world.
  • To encourage young people to reflect on their learning and the progress they have made.
  • To recognise that the PSHE programme is just one part of what a school can do to help a child to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and understanding they need to fulfil their potential.
  • To ensure children and young people have positive relationships with adults, feel valued and where those who are most vulnerable are identified and supported.
  • To provide opportunities for children and young people to make real decisions about their lives, to take part in activities which simulate adult choices and where they can demonstrate their ability to take responsibility for their decisions.
  • To provide a safe and supportive learning environment where children and young people can develop the confidence to ask questions, challenge the information they are offered, draw on their own experience, express their views and opinions and put what they have learned into practice in their own lives.

As part of the PSHE curriculum we are required to teach Relationships and Sex Education (RSE).  High quality RSE help create a safe school community in which our pupils can grow, learn and develop positive, healthy behaviour for life.


Implementation: How will we achieve this?

At Clowne Infant and Nursery School, we deliver PSHE through PSHE Matters Derbyshire- a ‘spiral programme’ which introduces new and more challenging learning, while building on what has gone before. This ensures that children are given the opportunity to revisit and review previous learning, whilst systematically building upon these existing skills to move their learning forward, thus preparing them for the next stage in their learning and development.

The school curriculum will focus on the core learning themes from PSHE Matters (Derbyshire County Council): The 12 modules are:

1. Drug Education - including how to manage risk and peer influences

2. Exploring Emotions - including how to recognise and manage feelings and emotions

3. Being Healthy - including the importance of looking after our mental health

4. Growing up - including the Sex Education element

5. Changes - including loss

6. Bullying Matters - including how to ask for help

7. Being Me - including identity and community

8. Difference and Diversity - including challenging stereotypes

9. Being Responsible - including looking after the environment

10. Being Safe - particularly featuring cyber, gaming and CSE

11. Relationships - including what is a healthy relationship

12. Money Matters - including enterprise

The topics will be revisited and built upon throughout the year groups at age appropriate levels.

Assessment for learning opportunities are present throughout lessons allowing self-evaluation and reflective learning and each unit of work provides ideas for baseline and summative assessment.

In EYFS, our scheme of work includes suggested content related to Early Learning Goals across a range of areas of learning. Milestones from 'Development Matters' and the 'Characteristics of Effective Learning' are also referenced within each module. Each of the 12 modules include a range of activities, it is up to the teacher to decide what is covered. This non-prescriptive approach allows schools to develop a relevant curriculum based on pupils' and community needs. Within Key stage one our scheme of work is constructed into 12 modules that could be taught in any order over a two-year period to allow flexibility and allow adaptation and development where appropriate based on the pupils’ and community needs. The proposed coverage of PSHE in our school can be noted within yearly overviews and Long term plans. Each module starts with different learning opportunities, which are based on the three core themes: Health and Well-being; Relationships and Living in the Wider World.

At Clowne, PSHE is also taught and applied through daily practices such as assemblies, school clubs, school events as well as break times and across other curriculum subjects. Pupils are also given enrichment opportunities to join in and contribute to local and national initiatives e.g. anti-bullying day, children’s mental health week, internet safety day, community projects and fund-raising activities- we use our school fairs as an opportunity to develop children’s financial awareness, allowing them to create products to sell and understand about ‘making money’. We also provide the children with the opportunity to hear visiting speakers, such as health workers, police, and representatives from our local church. We invite these members of society into school to talk about their role in creating a positive and supportive local community.

Class books- Practical and class work will be evidenced in a big book. This will remind children of what they have covered, be a focal point of discussion, provide assessment opportunities and support the concept of a ‘life journey’.



Impact: What difference will this make?

Within PSHE, we strive to instil an appreciation and enjoyment of PSHE to enrich the children’s learning experience and to help prepare pupils for life and work by developing ‘skills for life.’ Children are enabled to:

  • develop their vocabulary and confidence needed to clearly articulate their thoughts and feelings openly,
  • trust and respect,
  • apply skills learnt to manage and recognise own wellbeing needs,
  • know how and when they can seek the support of others,
  • develop their self-esteem and self-awareness and make informed choices and decisions,
  • feel safe and supported in their learning and school environment,
  • demonstrate and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty.


PSHE Matters Derbyshire

At Clowne Infant and Nursery School our  PSHE curriculum is covered through a planned programme of learning and delivered through discussions, debates, circle time, stories that raise issues, role play and assemblies. To support our teaching of PSHE we use the PSHE Matters Scheme which incorporates and is supported by our school values.


Why does PSHE Matter?

Personal, Social, and Health Education (PSHE) is central to giving pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active and responsible British citizens.

PSHE enables students to understand and respect our common humanity: it's diversity and it's differences so that they can go on to form, the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.

Safeguarding is a key element of PSHE as pupils learn about their own identity, risks, decision-making and how to keep

themselves safe.

PSHE helps pupils to learn to recognise their own value, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for

their own learning. They can reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially,

tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.

PSHE doesn’t just exist within the curriculum. The wide range of activities and experiences that schools offer beyond the curriculum in which pupils contribute to their school life and community are a key part of PSHE.

Please see our long term plan below for KS1:


 Term 1Term 2Term 3Term 4Term 5Term 6
Year OneBeing ResponsibleBullying MattersExploring EmotionsRelationshipsDifference and DiversityBeing Healthy
Year TwoBeing MeBeing SafeDrug EducationGrowing upMoney MattersChanges



Take a look at the documents below to find out more about PSHE in our school.

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE).

As part of the PSHE curriculum our children take part in a progressive curriculum of Relationships and Health Education. As you may already be aware, the Department for Education has announced changes to relationships and sex education following nationwide consultation. These changes will come into effect from September 2020 and all schools will be required to comply with the updated requirements. Due to COVID 19 schools have been able to delay this until the summer term 2021. The statutory guidance can be found at: 

As a result of this change we have reviewed our PSHE and RSE policies to specifically meet the needs of our children.



At Clowne, RSE is fully integrated into our PSHE teaching through a Derbyshire syllabus called ‘PSHE Matters’. Some objectives of RSE overlap and can be seen in many units to ensure they are revisited and presented in various ways and through different themes throughout the years. 

Anti-Bullying Week 2023


The theme for Anti-Bullying Week this year was 'One Kind Word'. In a world that can sometimes feel like it’s filled with negativity, one kind word can provide a moment of hope. It can be a turning point. It can change someone’s perspective. It can change their day. It can change the course of a conversation and break the cycle of bullying.


We thoroughly enjoyed celebrating taking part in this year's Anti-Bullying Week. Here are some pictures of what we got up too!

Mental Health Awareness Week 2023


At Clowne our mental health and wellbeing is very important to us! Throughout school we thoroughly enjoyed taking part in Mental Health Awareness week and we had lots of fun connecting with nature!

Our local community

As part of PSHE we have been helping our local community. Wider work within our community is supporting our children’s confidence, independence, strength of character and ambition. The school provides pupils with meaningful opportunities to understand how to be responsible, respectful and active citizens who contribute positively to society.


Visits to our local care home:

Carol Singing in the community:

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Carol Singing

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