Personal Development Curriculum

Information regarding the PHSE curriculum and it’s individual year break down of the subject taught at Egglescliffe School can be found from the documents below:

PSHE Curriculum Intent

Each Year groups individual term schedule for the taught themes and their topics are outlined in the documents below:

PSHE Curriculum 5 Year Overview

The six themes covered in the PHSE/RSE yearly curriculum.

Staying safe:

One of our main priorities as a school is to ensure that we work together to keep our children safe. We do this in many ways and one of the ways is to provide opportunities within our curriculum where students can learn about different ways that they can keep themselves safe, both online and offline. Students are informed about who they can speak to within school to get extra support and we engage with local provisions such as Cleveland Police to supplement our PSHE curriculum to keep up to date the current issues that are facing our young people in the local area.

Health and wellbeing:

Health and wellbeing focuses on our students being able to make informed decisions about their own health and wellbeing. They learn how to recognise what is appropriate and were they may be engaging in risks that could harm their health and wellbeing. Physical health and mental wellbeing are interlinked, and it is important that our students understand that good physical health contributes to good mental wellbeing, and vice versa. In addition, we work alongside outside agencies such as mental health foundation to ensure that we develop resilience and support our students through different transition periods within their lives.


Relationships Education teaches the fundamental building blocks of positive relationships, focusing on friendships, family relationships, and relationships with other peers and adults. Throughout their time in school, students will revisit on what a healthy and unhealthy relationship looks like and specifically look at areas such as consent, sexual health and families. This ensures that students have an informed understanding of the wider world and allow them to make informed decisions within their own future based on what is considered to be a safe relationship.

British Values:

Egglescliffe School has a duty to develop the whole child and to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. As part of this, we actively demonstrate that we promote fundamental British values. As part of fundamental British values students are explicitly taught to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance. The units of ‘Tackling Racism‘, ‘Anti-Bullying awareness‘ and ‘Human Rights‘ help us address this aspect of fundamental British values.

Diversity and equality:

At Egglescliffe we are committed to ensuring that our school and curriculum truly reflect the diversity within our community and the wider world. This is a journey and we are always looking to make things better so that equality truly becomes a reality. We do this by educating ourselves and others about the life experiences of a wide variety of people throughout history. In addition, we focus on the Equality Act 2010 and teach regarding protected characteristics. Furthermore, we work with external agencies such as Hart Gables to ensure that our school culture promotes people to be unique and ‘be the best they can be.’

Life in the wider world:

Our focus within this strand is on preparing our students for life beyond Egglescliffe School and learning about rights and responsibilities and appreciating what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Students are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. WE focus on CIAG and financial education as two main components within the curriculum so that students know how to manage money effectively whilst also planning effectively for their futures.