Brookhurst Primary School
A place to think and grow


This page outlines our curriculum for Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Relationship and Sex Education (RSE).

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

At Brookhurst Primary School, PSHE is an embedded part of our broad and balanced curriculum. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development is at the heart of our school ethos. British Values are promoted through the overarching aims and objectives of PSHE by supporting our children to become healthy and responsible members of society, as well as preparing them for life in modern Britain. 

PSHE enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.

We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. Please see the long-term plan below for a breakdown.

We have put together a scheme of work which includes:

  1. Protective Behaviours (Autumn term)
  2. STAR Program (Spring term)
  3. RSE Program (Summer term) – see RSE policy

Protective Behaviours

Protective Behaviours is a safety awareness and resilience building programme which helps children and adults to recognise any situation where they feel worried or unsafe, such as feeling stressed, bullied or threatened and explores practical ways to keep safe. Protective Behaviours also looks at identifying support networks for times when we need someone to listen and help.

Protective Behaviours is based on two key messages:

  1. We all have the right to feel safe all the time
  2. We can talk with someone about anything, even if it feels awful or small

STAR (Stop, Think, Act, Reflect) programme

The STAR programme is a Warwickshire police scheme set up to work with Year 6 children on a variety of issues. We have developed a whole school program which links into the topics covered in the STAR program. Foundation to Year 5 will be covering a variety of topics including medicine and drugs, healthy lifestyles, keeping safe, taking responsibility, my community, emotional wellbeing and valuing difference. The Police will be working closely with Year 6 and leading assemblies for both Key Stage 1 and 2.

Relationship and Sex Education (SRE)

RSE will be an integral part of classroom learning, where children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity will be stimulated, challenged and nurtured. Children will know how to be safe and to understand and develop healthy relationships both now and, in their future lives. They will demonstrate a range of skills and strategies to live a healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced​ life. We have implemented ‘My Feelings, Friends and Family (MFFF) which is a comprehensive relationships, health and sex education programme for primary school children from Foundation to Year 6.

For further information about the curriculum overview please see the long-term plan linked below.