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Compass Primary School


“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you see and smarter than you think.”

~AA Milne

At Compass Primary Academy, we deliver a high-quality curriculum that reflects the needs of our pupils, which equips pupils with a sound understanding of risk, and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. Our curriculum draws on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum, the basic school curriculum and in statutory guidance on: drug education, financial education, relationship and sex education (RSE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.

Our curriculum has been designed alongside the Cambridgeshire PHSE Association (, National Organisation such as the NSPCC and local partners such as Target and Jam Coding and it is underpinned by the BWT policy

Through discrete PSHE sessions, weekly assemblies, targeted workshops and focused events our aim is for our pupils to become responsible, independent, healthy and confident members of the school society as well as the wider society.  

Our discrete sessions follow the Cambridgeshire scheme for PSHE which includes comprehensive teaching materials and linked resources, covering the strands Myself and My Relationships, Healthy and Safer Lifestyles, Citizenship and Economic Wellbeing. There are also enrichment units on topics such as Body Image in Year 5 and E-safety in Year 6. Relationships and Sex education (RSE) is also an important part of PSHE education.

From Foundation through to Year 6, the PSHE education that we cover develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. PSHE education equips pupils to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives. It encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices and in achieving economic wellbeing.

At Compass Primary Academy, we use the long-term map from the Cambridgeshire PSHE Association as a guide to support us in our whole school and class planning. However, our long-term plan is fluid and themes taught may change depending on the latest safeguarding trends within a year group cohort. These are discussed and disseminated to year groups after the Safeguarding Group has met.

Our PSHE lessons contribute to personal development by helping pupils to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem, and to identify and manage risk, make informed choices and understand what influences their decisions. It enables them to recognise, accept and shape their identities, to understand and accommodate difference and change, to manage emotions and to communicate constructively in a variety of settings. Developing an understanding of themselves, empathy and the ability to work with others will help pupils to form and maintain good relationships, develop the essential skills for future employability and better enjoy and manage their lives.

Complimenting our PHSE curriculum are our Zones of Regulation lessons. For more information, please click on the tab.