PSHE & Citizenship

PSHE and citizenship underpin all aspects of our teaching at Riverside. Although it is not a statutory subject we embed it within our lessons, as well as teaching discrete sessions. Running alongside this subject is our teaching of British Values. The curriculum can be split into 3 distinct areas:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Relationships
  • Living in the wider world (economic well being and being a responsible citizen)


Each of the above focuses on certain aspects, as listed below.

Health and wellbeing

  • What is meant by a healthy lifestyle
  • How to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing
  • How to manage risks to physical and emotional health and wellbeing
  • Ways of keeping physically and emotionally safe
  • About managing change, including puberty, transition and loss
  • How to make informed choices about health and wellbeing and to recognise sources of help with this
  • How to respond in an emergency
  • To identify different influences on health and wellbeing



  • How to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships, within a range of social/cultural contexts
  • How to recognise and manage emotions within a range of relationships
  • How to recognise risky or negative relationships including all forms of bullying and abuse
  • How to respond to risky or negative relationships and ask for help
  • How to respect equality and diversity in relationships


Living in the wider world

  • About respect for self and others and the importance of responsible behaviours and actions
  • About rights and responsibilities as members of families, other groups and ultimately as citizens
  • About different groups and communities
  • To respect diversity and equality and how to be a productive member of a diverse community
  • About the importance of respecting and protecting the environment
  • About where money comes from, keeping it safe and the importance of managing it effectively
  • The part that money plays in people‚Äôs lives
  • A basic understanding of enterprise