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PSHE Curriculum at Minet Junior School


Our intention is that when children leave Minet Juniors, they will do so equipped with the knowledge, understanding and emotional awareness necessary to be able to play an active, positive and successful role in today’s diverse society. Our curriculum is tailored to suit the needs of our community while meeting the standards set by the National Curriculum to ensure that pupils are best equipped to face any obstacles they may encounter in their futures. We aim for all students to be inclusive of others, respectful and confident individuals who are able to advocate for themselves and others in the local, national and global context of an ever-changing world to create globally-minded citizens. We want our pupils to know and understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle and develop a growing awareness of a broad range of safety issues.


Our PSHE curriculum develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills which will enable children to access the wider curriculum and prepare them to be a global citizen now and in their future roles within a global community through the lens of children’s rights from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.


Pupil voice lies at the heart of our school and the curriculum and opportunities we offer our pupils mean that pupils grow into independent, active and responsible members of our school community playing an active part in decision making.


In order to flourish, thrive and develop into happy adults who contribute effectively to society, our curriculum is designed to encourage our students to:

  • Think positively, creatively, critically and collaboratively
  • Behave with integrity and develop responsibility
  • Build resilience and emotional literacy
  • Nurture mindfulness and self-reflection skills
  • Understand their lives in a global context
  • Have high aspirations for their futures


At Minet Junior School, our belief is that the skills of PSHE will enable children to find success and aim for excellence across the curriculum. Therefore, we have developed a tailored and personalised curriculum which is adapted to suit the needs of our community, based upon the Jigsaw PSHE scheme of work, the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Programme, the Skills Builder Accelerator Skillset and information from Public Health England. The curriculum is split into six units of work, one for each half term in school. The units include:


  • Being Me in My World
  • Aspirations
  • Celebrating Difference
  • Dreams and Goals
  • Healthy Me
  • Relationships



The curriculum at Minet Junior School equips our children with meaningful content, closely linked to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child to help children contextualise their learning in a local, national and global context. Our curriculum is a spiral, progressive scheme of work covering all of the above which aims to prepare children for life by helping them to know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world. There is a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, global citizenship building resilience, nurturing mental and physical health and communication and language skills.

At Minet Juniors, in addition to relationships education, we also teach some aspects of puberty which are covered in our Science Curriculum. Alongside this, we teach about different kinds of relationships and families because it is important that our children have a full understanding of the diversity of the world they live in and be prepared for life in Modern Britain.


At Minet Junior School, the emphasis placed on both PSHE and RSE blends seamlessly into everyday school life in order to maximise the impact of acquiring essential knowledge.


Pupils at Minet Junior School are confident, polite and considerate to both those familiar to them and those who are not. They have a sound understanding of the meaning and importance of our school values and the essential requirements for effective communication and the development of positive relationships; they leave us well-equipped to successfully embrace and enjoy secondary education with a very real view of being an effective and happy contributor in today’s world. By the time our pupils leave for Secondary School and life beyond Minet Junior School, they will:

  • be able to approach a range of situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life
  • be on their way to becoming healthy, open minded, respectful, socially and morally responsible, active members of society
  • appreciate difference and diversity of others
  • recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty
  • be able to understand and manage their emotions
  • be able to look after their mental health and well-being
  • be able to develop positive, healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future.
  • understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age-appropriate level
  • have respect for themselves and others
  • have a positive self esteem
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