PSHE Curriculum



At Farnborough Primary School we aim to create an inspiring, purposeful, and supportive environment where children are enabled to become successful learners, motivated to make a difference.

Our PSHE and RSE curriculum is planned and sequenced offering the children the ability to become inquisitive learners who appreciate the diverse world around them.  


Promoting the nine protected characteristics:

The Equality Act became law in 2010. It covers everyone in Britain and protects people from discrimination, harassment, and victimisation. Everyone in Britain is protected. This is because the Equality Act protects people against discrimination because of the protected characteristics that we all have. Under the Equality Act, there are nine Protected Characteristics:

  1. Age
  2. Disability
  3. Gender reassignment
  4. Race
  5. Religion or belief
  6. Marriage or civil partnership
  7. Sex
  8. Sexual orientation
  9. Pregnancy and maternity

The 9 Protected Characteristics are actively promoted in school through:
  • Our school ethos statements, SDP, and SEF
  • Our school core values.
  • Our diverse curriculum
  • SCARF PSHE curriculum units
  • Our school behaviour policy
  • Conscious role modelling by all adults in the school community
  • Active engagement and communication with parents and carers
  • Celebration Assemblies
  • British Values, SMSC and Equality and Diversity throughout our curriculum
  • Discussion within curriculum subjects, taking a cross-curricular approach.
  • Religious Education (RE)
  • Sporting, Art and Cultural Events
  • Pupil Voice
  • Educational visits
  • Real-life learning outside the classroom including our Forest School
  • Extra-curricular activities, after-school clubs, charity work and work within the local community

Embedding Protected Characteristics into the whole school ethos promotes:
  • Self-esteem, self-knowledge, and self-confidence
  • Respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic process
  • Acceptance of responsibility for their own behaviour
  • Respect for their own and other cultures
  • Understanding of how they can contribute positively to school and home life and to the lives of those living and working in the locality and further afield.
  • An understanding of Equality, Human Rights and Protected Characteristics
  • An understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process.
  • An appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety.
  • An understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law.
  • An acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to our own (or having none) should be accepted and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour.
  • An understanding of the importance of identifying and combating discrimination


Promoting Equality

Alongside these units we also want to give the children a diverse curriculum that promotes equality to all our learns. Some of these opportunities include Children’s Mental Health Week, Neuro-Diversity Week as well as encouraging our pupils to support charities and those less fortunate than ourselves. All of these contributing a rich and diverse curriculum that encourages the children to question the world around them.

PSHE threads through every lesson here at Farnborough. The strong link between pupils’ health and well-being and their academic progress makes it imperative that children are taught the crucial skills and positive attitudes. In addition to this each class has the opportunity to fundraise for their class charity helping the children to become more aware of those in need and the ways in which they can help and support, not only each other but our wider community too.


Our aim is for children at Farnborough to understand themselves and the ever-changing world around them. We want our pupils to move on to the next phase of their education with the skills to become positive and successful members of society who have the ability to aim high and achieve the best they can be.

In accordance with The Department for Education our values ensure our children leave school prepared for life within a diverse and inclusive community. The children experience a rich and diverse curriculum where all people are treated equally regardless of faith, race, gender, or culture and although we may understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law. The children experience democracy through different elements of our curriculum; however, our school council really allows the children to whiteness this in action.  

The Fundamental British Vales are:

  • Democracy
  • Rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs


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