At Highfurlong PSHE/RSE will be split into three categories, Me and my Relationships, My World and the Wider World and Health, Lifestyle and Wellbeing. 

During key stages 1 and 2, PSHE lessons will have 9 topics per year group, giving a wide range of learning opportunities and experiences which reflect pupils’ increasing independence and physical and social awareness, as they move through the primary phase. It builds on the skills that pupils started to acquire during the Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS) to develop effective relationships, assume greater personal responsibility and manage personal safety, including online using the Early Years Goals. 

During key stage 3, 4 and 5, PSHE/RSE will have 3 topics per year, allowing more time to each area of learning and building on the knowledge and understanding, skills, attributes and values they have acquired and developed during the primary phase. At key stage 4 and 5 students deepen knowledge and understanding, extend and rehearse skills, and further explore attitudes, values and attributes acquired during key stage 3. PSHE education reflects the fact that students are moving towards an independent role in adult life, taking on greater responsibility for themselves and others.