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Leytonstone School PSHRE Curriculum Values



The PSHRE curriculum at Leytonstone prepares our students to live in the wider world so that they can be successful contributors to society. We address many cultural, moral, and social issues that students are exposed to as young adults.  We equip students with knowledge of their rights and responsibilities in society and teach how this applies to British law. By revisiting core skills throughout the curriculum such as; critical thinking, decision making and self- awareness we give students the skills to reflect on their own lifestyle and contribution to our school and wider community.



In PSHRE we teach assertive communication so that students can challenge misconceptions and promote inclusivity.  We encourage kindness throughout the curriculum and inspire students to challenge anyone who is not following our school’s ethos, which has hard work and integrity at its core.  Identifying risk is a key focus of the PSHRE curriculum, and we equip students with the skills to recognise and assess situations and influences that may be of detriment to them.

Additionally, the context of PSHERE lessons are designed to challenge preconceptions, ideas and bias to encourage debate and develop oracy to allow for articulate communication.



The assessment aspect of PSHRE requires students to self-reflect. This will be a requirement of students in every lesson and thus building students ability to look inwardly and understand what is needed for self development. One example of how we achieve this is by giving a journaling prompt within every lesson, students will fill the ‘journal’ section in the back of their PSHRE books and be encouraged to revisit this to look for behaviour patterns within themselves.




The PSHRE curriculum promotes oracy. Our staff are trained in oracy for PSHRE to ensure that students can correctly articulate their feelings. We embrace curiosity and create a safe learning environment where asking questions is continually encouraged so that students have their questions answered by trained professionals and do not seek answers online.



We want our students to be leaders whom influence decisions within political, economic, and social institutions. In PSHRE we encourage students to clarify their values and take part in advocacy not only in the classroom, but also in the wider community. We teach students that it is important to be brave, not engage in group think, be happy in their own skin and where to seek help if they feel that themselves or a friend needs support.



The PSHRE curriculum aim is to give students the knowledge they need to safeguard themselves both now and when they are no longer in school.

Additionally, we want students to be active members of society and make positive changes for their future. We teach students to recognise fake news and give them the tools to know how to seek out valid information and think critically to make decisions based on their own values and beliefs.



Strategies for positive physical health are promoted in PSHRE along with how to recognise risk. The teaching of mental health is paramount in our curriculum and we not only teach explicit lessons on mental health, we ensure that it is considered thought all lesson design.

We use strategies such as a “feelings wheel” to teach students to articulately name feelings and emotions so that they learn how to effectively express themselves. We signpost mental health support in the majority of our lessons and we ensure that our students know where to seek support if they are struggling with mental health.


Core skills in RSE


  1. critical thinking
  2. decision making,
  3. self- awareness,
  4. Identifying risk,
  5. assertive communication
  6. self-reflection,
  7. oracy (especially in relation to naming feelings and emotions),
  8. advocacy,
  9. seeking out help,
  10. clarifying values,