Personal, Social, Health, and Economic Education

Personal, Social and Health Education Studies including RSE prepares students to become active citizens and students develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. It helps children and young people to stay healthy and safe, while preparing them to make the most of life and work. PSHE education also helps pupils to achieve their academic potential.

This Programme of Study sets out learning opportunities for key stages 1 to 5, based on three core themes:






Milton Keynes Primary Pupil Referral Unit, follows the updated edition of the PSHE Association Programme of Study for PSHE education to ensure our students are provided a comprehensive programme that integrates, but is not limited to, this statutory content. Our broader PSHE programme also covers economic wellbeing and careers education, as well as education for personal safety, including assessing and managing risk. It allows children to apply their learning to real-life scenarios. It allows them to make sense of the world they live in, from a local, national and global scale.

Our PSHE programme has an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. The Programme of Study for PSHE education aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, team working and critical thinking. Pupils are also requested on a termly basis to identify learning that they would find most relevant, this is completed via anonymous questionnaires. This is then planned by the subject lead and where relevant outside speakers and visits are arranged. We ensure that our programme of study incorporates the protective characterisitics.

By studying this subject, pupils will develop their literacy and numeracy, be able to participate actively in class discussions and act as responsible citizens. The subject should develop their critical thinking skills.

PSHE lessons are a critical part of our curriculum in ensuring pupils develop the skills, understanding and resilience to be active, healthy citizens.

The PSHE programme delivered at MKPPRU is rooted in in depth research and the curriculum offered through the PSHE Association was found to meet the needs of our pupils and demographic. The resources and links to the programme are quality assured by the PSHE Association and the curriculum ensures that we are meeting the legal guidance set out.

The lessons are delivered in a progressive and sequential way to ensure pupils learn thoroughly and can build on prior knowledge.


Curriculum Progression