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West Wycombe School

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RSE and PSHE at West Wycombe School




The scheme aims to give children the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to effectively navigate the complexities of life. 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. 


Children's learning through Kapow would significantly contribute to their personal development as set out in the Ofsted Inspection Framework and promotes four fundamental British values which reflect life in modern Britain: democracy; rule of law; respect and tolerance and individual liberty. 




The Kapow Primary scheme is a whole school approach that consists of five areas of learning:

1)Families and relationships

2)Health and wellbeing

3)Safety and the changing body


5)Economic wellbeing


Each area is revisited every year to allow the children to build on prior learning.


The lessons as based on the statutory requirements for Relationships and Health education.


The scheme supports the requirements of the Equality Act through direct teaching, for example learning about different families, the negative effect of stereotypes and celebrating differences, in addition to the inclusion of diverse teaching resources throughout the lesson. 


A range of teaching and learning activities are used and are based on good practice in teaching RSE/PSHE education to ensure that all children can access learning and make progress. 


There are meaningful opportunities for cross-curricular learning, in particular with Computing for online safety and Science for growing, nutrition, teeth, diet and lifestyle. Kapow provides consistent messages throughout the age ranges including how and where to access help. 




Each lessons 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 lessons comes with an assessment quiz. The quiz contains 10 questions, nine of which are multiple- choice which will be used at the end of each topic to assess children's knowledge. 


What does RSE and PSHE look like at West Wycombe School?

RSE and PSHE- Intent, Implementation, Impact

RSE and PSHE- Progression of skills

RSE- Parents' Guide

RSE Policy

Page last updated: 20/11/23