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                    PSHCE at Carlton Primary School

At Carlton we teach SMSC (Social, moral, spiritual and cultural) or PSHCE (Personal, social, health and citizenship education).

  • To ensure that children develop as social learners, developing self-knowledge, self-respect and self-esteem with a respect for the views and beliefs of others. 
  • To enable all children to make healthy, ethical, sustainable life choices through their own positive self-esteem.
  • To stimulate children’s learning through a love of SMSC and use mechanisms such as Citizenship week, our Learning Mentor and the ‘Excellence and enjoyment’, SEAL guidance to appreciate its place in the curriculum and raise the profile of this subject. At Carlton Primary, we strive to provide opportunities which reflect the cultural diversity locally, nationally and in the wider world as well as keeping in line with the British Values document (Nov 2014):
  • To encourage pupils to accept responsibility for their behaviour and understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of others.
  • To ensure tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions.
  • To encourage a respect for democracy.


The above are taken from our school’s PSHCE policy and we have a new and effective scheme of learning in place which covers the following themes and topics ensuring a spiralled curriculum where the children progress and learn year on year:

  • Keeping safe and managing risks
  • Mental health and emotional well-being
  • Sex and relationship education (SRE)
  • Physical health
  • Drugs, alcohol and tobacco education (DATE)
  • Identity, society and equality
  • Careers, financial capability and economic well-being

Each of the above themes are taught in every year group with a weekly 40 minute lesson, followed up by a circle time to discuss the issues or address the weekly ethos statement.


Our weekly whole school assemblies follow the themes of looking after others, respecting each other and the world around us as well as healthy choices and well-being. These are planned on a two year rolling program by the PSHCE subject leader.

These are just a few of the displays around school which are linked to PSHCE, Anti-bullying, Safer internet, School Food Ambassadors, British Values, Healthy Eating and our School Council.



                        Ofsted (Nov 2017) cited 'Pupil's SMSC development is strong.'