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Click on th link for the 20/21 Spring term Curriculum  

Click on the link for the 20/21 Autumn term Curriculum 

PSHE and RSE education are subjects through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain. Well-delivered PSHE programmes have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged by aiming to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, team working and critical thinking in the context of learning.

Our curriculum is mapped to the PSHE Associations Education Planning Framework for pupils with SEND. The latest 2020 edition is fully aligned with the Statutory Guidance for Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education from the Department of Education (DfE).

This Framework integrates new content and contains a section ‘The World I live In’, which covers aspects of PSHE relating to careers education such as economic wellbeing, personal safety and preparing for adulthood. This learning is critical to support different levels of independence that pupils with SEND may have, as well as helping to meet the Gatsby Benchmarks for careers education as part of the DfE’s Careers Strategy.

There are six sections and they address the following: Self-awareness; Self-care, Support and Safety; Managing Feelings; Changing and Growing; Healthy Lifestyles and ‘The World I Live in’. RSE, Anti-bullying and Drugs and Alcohol are part of this curriculum.

The national curriculum also states that ‘all schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice'. PSHE education contributes to schools' statutory duties outlined in the Education Act 2002 and the Academies Act 2010 to provide a balanced and broadly-based curriculum and is essential to Ofsted judgments in relation to personal development, behaviour, welfare and safeguarding.

Fundamental British Values

At Hope House School we understand clearly our responsibility in preparing children for their transitions into the next stages of education and for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life, laying the foundations and preparing them for adulthood so that they can take their place successfully in modern British society.

We promote a respect for and understanding of different faiths, cultures and lifestyles. The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of each child is central to everything that we do as a school. This is evidenced through our teaching and learning, our inclusive environment and through the many opportunities provided for our children to understand democracy, law, liberty, mutual respect and tolerance.


At Hope House School PSHE is taught through weekly lessons. Our curriculum is carefully planned to engage and excite all our learners. Our long-term and medium-term plans are adapted from the Scheme of Work Planning Toolkit for KS1 –KS4 provided by the PSHE Association. These plans map out the themes covered each term for each key stage/area of the school. They define what we will teach and ensure an appropriate balance and distribution of work across each term.


At Hope House School assessment is an integral part of the teaching process. Assessment is used to inform planning and to facilitate differentiation. The assessment of children’s work is on-going to ensure that understanding is being achieved and that progress is being made. Feedback is given to the children as soon as possible. Teachers monitor progress and adjust their teaching accordingly to ensure pupil’s learning is appropriately individualised and differentiated to ensure a successful progression of their learning.