PSHE (inc.RSE) & Citizenship

Personal, Social, Health and Economics Education is at the heart of our curriculum and school ethos. 

Whilst it is taught as a discrete subject weekly, the curriculum content underpins every aspect of school life to enable pupils to develop resilience, respect for self and others and empathy.    

Rigby Hall follow the PSHE Framework for Pupils with SEND. Throughout key stages 1-4 pupils develop awareness of:

PSHE supports pupils in developing the necessary life skills to allow them to be independent individuals in their community.  

We aim to give all pupils the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills needed in order for them to be a greater part of the world in which they live and to make a positive contribution.

Pupils are able to apply their learning of taught knowledge and skills in a variety of ways; for example, through role-play, debate and discussion, educational visits, practical activities and ICT.


All pupils are taught about good physical and mental health, how to stay safe on and offline, and the importance of healthy relationships. 

Pupils are taught about the benefits of a healthier lifestyle, which determines their physical health and how to build mental resilience and wellbeing.

Our pupils are encouraged and supported to talk in an age appropriate way about the features of healthy friendships, family relationships and other relationships they are likely to encounter.

Pupils in Key Stages 3 to 5, build on the foundations of relationships education through extending their learning to include intimate and sexual relationships.

All pupils will learn about staying safe online, complementing the existing computing curriculum and how to use technology safely, responsibly and respectfully. Learning will also cover how to keep personal information private.

We believe by giving our pupils the knowledge of what a healthy relationship is built upon, will enable them to become respectful, successful and happy adults who make a meaningful contribution to their community and the wider society.



Citizenship is not taught discretely, however, it is taught within our PSHE curriculum and is threaded through our wider curriculum offer. 

In Key Stage 3, our pupils are exposed to the following:

* Developing confidence and responsibility and making the most of their abilities

* Preparing to play an active role as citizens

* Developing healthy, safer lifestyles

* Developing good relationships and respecting differences between people

Breadth of opportunities will include:

*Taking responsibility

*Taking part in School councils

* Making decisions about their life choices

In Key Stage 4 our pupils will encounter Citizenship through relevant accreditation. This will include coverage of:

* Rights and Responsibilities

* Community and Volunteering

* Government & Democracy

* Law and Order

* Finance and Global Citizenship


PSHE curriculum design 

PSHE end of Key Stage overview

PSHE curriculum overview