Intent Statement

At Fishtoft Academy we have a set of values that are both taught and promoted throughout all aspects of Academy life.  These are known as our ‘HEART’ values.

Our HEART values and PSHE curriculum have been devised with the aim of supporting the development of the ‘whole child’; assisting our learners to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to become healthy, independent, and responsible global citizens of the future.

Our aim is to develop within our learners the ability to effectively manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges, and responsibilities they will face whilst growing up in rapidly changing and often challenging times.


PSHE is taught weekly using the 1decision Education Programme. This is based on the PSHE Association’s Programme of Study with emotional health and wellbeing woven within it. It covers all of the statutory elements of both health education (including puberty) and relationships education.

We have chosen this program due to the unique suite of resources it provides, which include a series of documentaries and real-life videos with alternative endings that enable our learners to explore a variety of PHSE-related challenging situations in a safe environment and in an age-appropriate manner.

The programme covers 8 key areas:

  • Keeping and staying safe
  • Keeping and staying healthy
  • Relationships
  • Being responsible
  • Feelings and emotions
  • Computer safety
  • Money matters
  • A world without judgement

Due to the mixed-age group nature of our academy, some PHSE units will be delivered to discrete year groups due to the age-appropriateness of its contents.  These are marked with a * on the long term plan below:

By the end of Y6 we aim for our learners to:

  • Develop the confidence to share their own thoughts and opinions with others
  • Develop the skills and attributes necessary to keep themselves healthy and safe
  • Develop the attitude of a responsible, global citizen
  • Show tolerance of others’ beliefs, religions, and life choices
  • Build positive, respectful relationships with other people

You may like to find out more about the programme by visiting their website:

The Department for Education has also released a fact sheet to support parents in understanding the role of Relationships and Health Education – Primary Schools Guide for Parents.

Our relationships and sex education policies which were agreed after a consultation with parents can be accessed via the policy page on this website.