Our PSHE (Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education) & RSHE (Relationships, Sex & Health Education) curriculum both play a fundamental role in the development of our children to help them prepare them for their future, not just in their education, but so they can lead active, happy and fulfilling lives.
The PSHE programme of study brings together citizenship with personal, social, health and economic well-being. The PSHE and RSHE curriculum supports our Catholic ethos and our school Learning Values of Ambition, Appreciation, Collaboration, Creativity, Independence and Resilience.
We aim to achieve this by creating a happy, vibrant environment where inclusivity, diversity and individuality are celebrated every day. We nurture and inspire our children so they feel valued and flourish. We fully support our duty to our pupils to provide a Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education whilst promoting the British Values of Democracy, Individual Liberty, the Rule of Law, Mutual Respect and Tolerance.
Our PSHE programme provides a context for school to fulfil our responsibilities to:
Promote the physical, social and emotional well- being of pupils
Provide sex and relationships education (Taught using ‘Journey in Love’ – Diocesan Approved scheme)
Promote community cohesion
Achieve the aims of the whole curriculum
All PSHE lessons are age appropriate and are taught by the class teacher with the support of PSHE leader if necessary. Our PSHE aims are supported by Protective Behaviours lessons provided by Safety Net, a local charity who promotes safety and wellbeing of children at home, in school and in communities.
PSHE is delivered through a range of whole school activities, whole school assemblies and key stage assemblies. Pupils are given the opportunity to join and contribute to local and national initiatives eg. Friendship (Anti-bullying) Week, Harvest, Remembrance, CAFOD Walk for Water, collections for the homeless and other community cohesion and school fund raising activities. Pupils have the opportunity to take part in school assemblies, be elected as school council members and eco-council members and are very much encouraged to express their thoughts and opinions in a respectful environment. Pupils also enhance their learning of PSHE through other areas of the curriculum, school trips and in after-school clubs.
For more information about how PSHE is taught in each year group please see our Curriculum Policy.
I have come that you might have life and have it to the full (John:10.10)