PSHE education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain. Evidence shows that well-delivered PSHE programmes have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for children. 

A high-quality citizenship education helps to provide children with knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them to play a full and active part in society. In particular, citizenship education should foster pupils’ keen awareness of how the United Kingdom is governed and how its laws are made and upheld. It should also prepare children to take their place in society as responsible citizens by providing them with the skills and knowledge to manage their money well and make sound financial decisions.

The national curriculum also states that ‘all schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice'. PSHE education is contributes to schools' statutory duties outlined in the Education Act 2002 and the Academies Act 2010 to provide a balanced and broadly-based curriculum


We aim for our children to leave Debden Primary Academy with:

  •          A sound knowledge and understanding of how the United Kingdom is governed, its political system and how citizens participate actively in its democratic systems of government.
  • Develop a sound knowledge and understanding of the role of law and the justice system in our society and how laws are shaped and enforced
  • A knowledge and understanding of British Values - see over-view for details of how we incorporate this into our curriculum. 
  • Develop an interest in, and commitment to, volunteering that they will take with them into adulthood
  • Are equipped with the financial skills to enable them to manage their money on a day-to-day basis, and plan for future financial needs.

The programme of study aims to develop skills and attributes such as:

  •          Resilience;
  •          Self-esteem;
  •          Risk-management;
  •          Team-working;
  •          Critical thinking.

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