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Market Harborough CE Academy

Market HarboroughC of E Academy



At Market Harborough Church of England Academy, the Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) Curriculum in our school is based upon three core themes of the National curriculum. 

Myself and my relationships 

  • Families and people who care for me 
  • Caring friendships 
  • Respectful relationships 
  • Online relationships 

Healthy and safer lifestyles 

  • Health and wellbeing 
  • Being safe 
  • Sex education 


  • Living in the Wider World 

At Market Harborough Church of England Academy our key intent for PSHE is to promote the social, spiritual, moral, cultural, (SMSC) and mental and physical development of the pupils at school and within the wider society.  

We do this by helping to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem, and to identify and manage risk, make informed choices and understand what influences their decisions. This will help to shape their identities, to understand differences, to manage emotions and to communicate effectively in a variety of settings.  

We prepare our pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life, whilst giving them the skills, personal attributes and knowledge that they require to lead safe, and healthy lives as well as be allowed to promote their individuality.  

We provide opportunities for them to reflect on our School Values and respond to complex, and sometimes conflicting opinions that they may encounter, now and in the future. 

Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. 

Our PSHE curriculum follows the Cambridgeshire Primary Personal Development Programme. This scheme was chosen because it ensures our children receive lessons that are relevant and purposeful.  

The relationships and sex education aspect of the curriculum was introduced following consultation with children, parents and governors to ensure it meets Government requirements and our children’s needs. We regard PSHE as an important, integral component of the curriculum and aim to enable children to meet the End of Key Stage Statements as set out in the PSHE and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education Guidance 2019.