To explore themes linked to PSHE and Citizenship


To explore the extent to which themes linked to PSHE and Citizenship pervade the planning of the curriculum.

Evidence and reflection

Talk to a school colleague about your mutual understanding of how non‑statutory guidance on PSHE and Citizenship should influence the school curriculum; if you are a trainee teacher, you might devise an interview schedule for a willing experienced teacher so that you can explore these ideas.


Compare the ‘ideal' that has probably been arrived at through discussion with the practicality of what happens in the existing curriculum of the school. What are the differences? Why do they exist? Is it possible to move nearer to the ‘ideal'?