Dorney School

The Little Village School with a Big Heart


Aims & Purpose
Each subject leader regularly reviews the purpose and aims for their subjects. These are based upon the National Curriculum statements, developed by a range of educational and subject-specific experts. These statements lay out the aims of each subject at Dorney School.


At Dorney, it is our intent that all children will be ‘lifelong learners’ with the confidence and ability to develop their skills and understanding when having new experiences, meeting new challenges and finding themselves in unfamiliar situations. We share a cohesive vision to help children to understand and value how they and others fit into and contribute to the world. We have a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental health and physical health through the delivery of a programme of engaging and relevant PSHE lessons within a whole school approach. We also promote and practise mindfulness allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus. Our approach aims to develop the qualities and attributes children need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society and the global community. We want our children to have high aspirations, a belief in themselves and realise that anything is possible if they put their mind to it. PSHE also encompasses ‘Sex and Relationship Education’ (SRE). This will become a compulsory aspect of the curriculum in 2020.


Our PSHE curriculum reflects and threads through our school values of Respect, Collaborate and Grow. Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development are promoted through all PSHE teaching Spiritual development: We explore the beliefs and experiences of ourselves and others; discuss the importance of respecting all beliefs and faiths; learn about and discuss our feelings and values and those of others.


Moral development: We learn about and discuss things that are right and wrong; learn about the law and the importance of it; begin to consider our actions and the consequence of them; consider, discuss and debate ethical issues; offer reasoned views.


Social development: We consider all of the groups and communities that we are part of; participate in our local community; learn how to resolve conflict; engage with the British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance.


Cultural development: We become aware of cultural influences; learn about the role of Britain’s parliamentary system; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.  


Curriculum Overviews
Our curriculum has been mapped to ensure that there is clear progression across the school. Subject leaders regularly review the topics taught in each year group to ensure that pupils are taught the right content at the right time.


Impact – Key Performance Indicators 
This document summarises the key learning in each year group. It allows teachers to identify learning that comes before and after their current year group, to ensure that the right content is taught at the right time.

PSHE Curriculum Map 2022-23