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Statement of Intent

At Brightside School our PSHE, PSED and RSE curriculum is designed to provide knowledge and skills through a wide range of experiences and provision. Across and beyond the curriculum we intend for pupils to gain practical knowledge and skills to help them live healthily and deal with the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues they may face. Our PSHE, PSED and RSE curriculum plans to provide pupils with the opportunity to reflect on their feelings, experiences and how they are developing. Our aim is to help children to understand and manage responsibly, a wide range of relationships as they mature, and to develop respect for the differences between people in our culturally diverse society. We strive to develop pupils' well-being and self-esteem, encouraging a belief in their ability to succeed and enabling them to take responsibility for their learning and future choice of courses and career.  In developing respect for self and others and learning about responsibilities we aim to lay the foundations for further PSHE and RSE work at Key Stage 2.


Children leave Brightside with the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and become, informed, active and responsible citizens.



Our PSHE and RSE policy and curriculum plan was designed in conjunction with a team of parents/carers and the curriculum lead. See the policies section of the website for further information. 


This progression grid shows how PSHE and RSE objectives are sequenced at Brightside NI School. 

Progression in PSHE and RSE through Brightside NI School

PSHE and RSE autumn 1

PSHE and RSE autumn 2

PSHE and RSE spring 1

PSHE and RSE spring 2

PHSE and RSE language progression 

Key knowledge and skills progression


Here is a parent information leaflet which provides further support from the Government about why and how RSE and Health Education is taught in schools.


Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Parent/Carer Consultation |  Easterside Academy