At Kemball, our PSHE curriculum and delivery reflects our school mission;

To maximise each pupil’s potential by enabling him/her to achieve as much independence as possible and to enjoy a quality of life which is both stimulating and rewarding.  

Our PSHE education begins in Early Years and continues throughout the school. Our aim, through PSHE is to enable pupils to develop their physical, emotional and moral development, and help them to understand themselves, respect others and form and sustain healthy relationships. Our pupils also acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to keep themselves healthy and safe.

As part of our whole school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes that children need to manage opportunities, challenges and responsibilities as they grow into young adults, enabling them to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. By teaching pupils to stay safe and healthy, and by building self-esteem, resilience and empathy, our effective PSHE programme enables staff to tackle barriers to learning and raise aspirations for our pupils, so that each pupil is able to achieve as much independence as possible.


Our PSHE programme aims to provide pupils with a broad curriculum made up of 6 core themes which all four curriculum pathways within the school work towards.

 PSHE core themes: 

  • Self-awareness 
  • Self-care, support and how to keep safe.  
  • Managing feelings  
  • Changing and Growing 
  • Healthy lifestyles  
  • The world we live in  

 PSHE education is taught weekly to our pupils through a wide range of teaching methods and is also accessed through wider curriculum activities throughout the day.

Within our Progression and Functional pathways our PSHE education gives pupils the opportunities and encouragement to express themselves clearly and to listen respectfully and make contributions within a safe learning environment. Pupils are assessed using progression steps for the three main areas of PSHE to ensure that all pupils are progressing in the areas of Citizenship, Physical Health and Mental Well-being, and Relationships Education. Pupils in these pathways have access to:

  • Weekly PSHE sessions
  • Visitors
  • School trips
  • Cross curricular learning
  • Wider curriculum opportunities

Within our Multi-sensory and Engagement Pathway, PSHE is often taught through daily routines such as; personal care, dinner times, getting ready for home. Pupils in these pathways have access to:

  • Weekly PSHE sessions
  • Visitors
  • School trips
  • Wider curriculum opportunities

Within our Multi-sensory pathway, our pupils have ‘My Development’ sessions once per week. These sessions are planned to suit the individual needs of our pupils which are underpinned by a by a different theme per half term.

The themes are;

  • My care and Independence
  • Social Interaction
  • Sensory development
  • Body awareness
  • My Environment
  • My Wellbeing

 Within the Engagement Pathway, they have 1 session per week where the pupils will focus on ‘Developing Play Skills’. The pupils will be encouraged to explore, engage and develop their skills in 6 areas of play which will be repeated every term. These 6 areas of play are;

  • Construction
  • Role Play
  • Turn Taking
  • Small world
  • Expressive Play
  • Sand and Water Play


Pupils at Kemball School are happy and confident individuals. They are aware of their own abilities, likes and dislikes and enjoy opportunities to be as independent as possible. Pupils at Kemball School develop the social and emotional skills needed to make positive relationships with others. Pupils are supported to make safe and healthy choices which prepares them for life beyond school.