PSHE & Relationships

PSHE & Relationships


At Folkestone Primary, we follow the Kapow primary scheme of learning for PSHE and RSE. The scheme aims to give children the knowledge, skills and attitudes that they need to effectively navigate the complexities of life in the 21st Century. The curriculum covers key areas which will support children to make informed choices now and in the future around their health, safety, wellbeing, relationships, and financial matters and will support them in becoming confident individuals and active members of society.

Kapow Primary’s RSE/PSHE scheme of work covers the Relationships and Health Education statutory guidance (as set out by the Department for Education), including the non-statutory sex education. The scheme also covers wider PSHE learning, in line with the requirements of the National curriculum (2014). Through the curriculum, children’s personal development is prioritised and the four fundamental British values which reflect life in modern Britain: democracy; rule of law; respect and tolerance and individual liberty are promoted. 



-Families and relationships

- Health and wellbeing

- Safety and the changing body

- Citizenship

- Economic well being


Each lesson within the Kapow scheme of work features assessment guidance, helping teachers to identify whether pupils have met, exceeded, or failed to meet the desired learning intentions for that lesson. Each unit of lessons comes with an assessment quiz and knowledge catcher, used at the end of the unit to help measure progress and identify any gaps in learning. Once taught the full scheme, children will have met the objectives set out within the Relationships and Health Education statutory guidance and can utilise their learning within their daily lives, from dealing with friendship issues to resilience to making healthy choices and knowing where and how to get help when needed. Quality PSHE and RSE teaching is also an important element in helping our school carry out our duty of care with regards to safeguarding.