Personal, social and health education (PSHE) at St Mary’s enables children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. In so doing we help develop their sense of self-worth. We teach them how society is organised and governed. We ensure that they experience the process of democracy in school through the school council, which we are developing. We teach them about rights and responsibilities. They learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse multicultural society.
After returning to school after the Coronavirus Lockdown, there is a bigger push for PSHE in our school than ever before! Children experience dedicated PSHE and nurture sessions covering topics which have been carefully selected based on what the children need most following missing 6 months of school, they are re-visited and referred to throghout the week! Being in a Catholic school our PSHE is also covered within our RE ‘Come and See’ programme of study.
The aims of personal, social and health education and citizenship are to enable the children to:
- know and understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle;
- be aware of safety issues;
- understand what makes for good relationships with others;
- have respect for others;
- be independent and responsible members of the school community;
- be positive and active members of a democratic society;
- develop self-confidence and self-esteem, and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues;
- develop good relationships with other members of the school, parish and the wider community;
- develop an awareness of global issues.
Please see our personalised Autumn Curriculum and our policy below for more information