At Lavington School we value the importance of PSHE and Citizenship education and the key role it plays in helping develop the whole child. 

The key intent of our PSHE and Citizenship curriculum is that our Year 11 leavers will have the skills, knowledge and attributes to live Happy, Healthy, Safe and Informed lives. 

The programme is currently delivered through discreet PSHE lessons, taught by a dedicated PSHE team. Aspects of the curriculum are delivered through the Tutor programme and supported by other areas of school such as the Themed terms.

What are we studying?

The curriculum has been designed and based around recommendations from the PSHE association. The aim of the curriculum is that students develop and explore the following themes and follow a spiral theme, building and developing each theme each year.


-Health and Wellbeing

-Living in the Wider World


As students’ progress through the curriculum they will revisit the themes but explore in more detail at an age appropriate level as well as developing the skills and attributes linked to each topic.

Please see the attached curriculum map.

How are we assessed?

Assessment in PSHE and Citizenship is unique to other subjects. Part of PSHE and Citizenship is developing the knowledge of our students, this can be assessed though plenaries in lessons and other tasks. The harder part to assess in PSHE and Citizenship is the skills and attributes that student’s gain. Some of these skills won’t be used or tested until their adult life.  There are no national curriculum levels or grades in PSHE.

At Lavington School, we do however, aid students in assessing and monitoring their own progress in PSHE and Citizenship. At the beginning of each topic students will complete a task/ monitoring and assessment sheet that acts as a baseline, a chance for students to assess their own levels. At the end of the topic the students will then RAG rate themselves against the outcomes and write a response about what they have learnt. They will also complete a STAR analysis in which students will be asked to consider:

  • Skills and knowledge learnt- consider the knowledge they have gained throughout this topic. To ensure they are
  • Thoughtful reflection on their work for the topic- AFL skills
  • Advice and top tips- to assess the key points they have taken away and could be used in adult life to ensure they are happy, healthy, safe
  • Risks and warnings- to reflect on any safety aspects of the course and ensure they can live safe lives

Students will also be assessed in lessons through:



-Mini- plenary

-Extended writing

How are we grouped?

Students are in mixed ability groups

How do we provide for SEND and most able?

The aim of our lessons is to both support and stretch our students. Lessons are differentiated to allow access to all, we often have access to a TA to support lessons. ELSA sessions may also be available for any SEND student who requires more support with topics studied.

Our most able students will be stretched through use of differentiated tasks and extension tasks.

What homework are we expected to do?

Students may be set homework in PSHE if the class teacher feels this is relevant and useful. Students might be asked to complete a research task, complete an extended piece of writing or complete their Monitoring and Assessment sheet for this term.

What can parents do to help?

PSHE and Citizenship education is a collaboration between school and home. We encourage you to discuss with your child what they are learning in PSHE and Citizenship. Please contact the PSHE Lead if you would like signposting to relevant resources to support your child.

pdf iconPSHE and Citizenship Curriculum Map

pdf iconRelationships and Sex Education policy 

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