Belleville Wix Academy


Personal, social, health, citizenship and economic (PSHCE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. All schools should teach PSHCE, drawing on good practice, and this expectation is outlined in the introduction to the proposed new national curriculum. PSHCE is a non-statutory subject. The National Curriculum asks schools promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and should make provision for PSHCE, drawing on good practice.

Belleville Wix’s PSHCE provision focuses on helping children develop the skills to build and maintain friendships, to recognise and manage their emotions, to know how to keep themselves safe, to understand and manage change in their lives, including as their bodies change and for Year 6 children, the change as they transfer to secondary school. Our PSHCE programme is implemented throughout all areas of our curriculum via our Care Values.

The new Relationships Education primary curriculum will be part of our PSHCE provision. This aims to put in place the building blocks needed for positive and safe relationships of all kinds - including how to treat each other with kindness, and recognising the difference between online and offline friendships.

Download our Q1E Personal, Social, Citizenship and Health Education Overview

Article ImageThe DfE have reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

British Values at BWA

At BWA we uphold and teach pupils about the British Values which are defined as:

  • democracy
  • rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
  • mutual respect

These values are taught explicitly through our core values and integrated learning skills as well as through lessons in Personal, Social, Health and Emotional (PSHE), and Religious Education (RE). We also teach the British Values through planning and delivering a broad and balanced curriculum, ensuring that we include real opportunities for exploring these values.

In addition to this the school takes opportunities to actively promote British Values through our daily assemblies and whole school systems and structures. One way in which we do this is through electing and running a successful School Council. Actively promoting British Values also means challenging pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views.

At BWA these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways.