Curriculum Intent    

PSHE forms an integral part of Enfield’s strategic vision to nurture our children into well-rounded individuals and enable them to flourish into confident, life-long learners.

PSHE is at the heart of our key drivers of ‘Ambition, Resilience and Collaboration’.


Enfield Academy is committed to providing a high quality educational experience for all pupils. The PSHE programme of study brings together citizenship with personal well-being, while promoting a British values based education. Relationships and Health Education (a statutory requirement from September 2020) is an integral part of our PSHE programme. This programme is delivered in both discrete sessions and within cross-curricular learning. 


Our PSHE Curriculum is intended to:

  1. Equip children with knowledge and understanding of risks, dangers and how to keep themselves safe and make safe and informed decisions
  2. Support learners to develop their character – including their resilience, confidence and independence and help them know how to keep physically and mentally healthy
  3. Provide a safe place for discussion of current, relevant social issues – including drug education, financial education and sex and relationship education.
  4. Prepare learners for life in modern Britain by:
  • equipping them to be responsible, respectful, active citizens who contribute positively to society
  • developing their understanding of fundamental British values
  • developing their understanding and appreciation of diversity (alongside other curriculum areas)
  • celebrating what we have in common and promoting respect for the different protected characteristics as defined in law.
  • protecting them from radicalisation. 

Within PSHE, our Relationships and Health Education Curriculum is intended to put in place the key building blocks of healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on family and friendships, in all contexts, including online. This will sit alongside the essential understanding of how to be healthy. We will:

  • Provide a framework in which sensitive discussions can take place
  • Prepare pupils for puberty, and give them an understanding of sexual development and the importance of health and hygiene
  • Help pupils develop feelings of self-respect, confidence and empathy
  • Create a positive culture around issues of sexuality and relationships
  • Teach pupils the correct vocabulary to describe themselves and their bodies.

Curriculum Implementation

At Enfield Academy, children are taught PSHE through a planned programme of themes, which incorporates the Discovery Education ‘Health and Relationships’ Programme. Class sessions are delivered each week at an appropriate stage for the age of the children.

In addition to the curriculum taught within weekly class lessons, assemblies and whole school themes promote a knowledge and understanding of the following: stranger danger, fire safety, road safety, e-safety week, anti-bullying, charity days, Spread the Happiness, R time, Red Nose Day / Sport Relief, Remembrance Day, Macmillan Coffee morning, Armed Forces Day, Disability Awareness Week, Walk to School Week and Children’s Mental Health Week.

The Discovery programme is an explicit, structured, whole-curriculum framework and resource for teaching relationships and health education to all pupils. It is a spiral curriculum which revisits each theme (and the skills associated with that theme) offering new ideas yearly.

In Robin Class (EYFS)

The provision is planned to ensure development in Physical, Social and Emotional Development (PSED), which occurs daily. In provision, children will explore the ideas of relationships, feelings and appropriate behaviours, self-confidence and self-awareness, rules and routines, empathy and restorative conversations. The Reception Class uses resources from both the SEAL Programme and R time.

Curriculum Impact

Our children become resilient, confident and independent learners, whose ambition is to be the very best versions of themselves that they can be. They know how to stay physically and mentally healthy and are responsible, respectful, active citizens who are able to contribute positively to society. They understand healthy and respectful relationships. Our children behave well and take responsibility for their actions. Behaviour across the school is excellent and respect for others is highly regarded.

They are prepared for future success in their next steps and for life in modern Britain. They understand fundamental British values and display an appreciation of diversity. They are able to celebrate what individuals have in common and promote respect for their own and others’ differences and uniqueness.

Personal, Social and Emotional Curriculum