At St Mary’s RC Primary School, our Mission Statement commits us to the education of the whole child (spiritual, physical, intellectual, moral, social, cultural, emotional) and we believe that PSHE is an integral part of this education. Furthermore, we will endeavour to raise pupils’ self-esteem, help them to grow in knowledge and understanding, recognise the value of all persons and develop positive, caring and sensitive attitudes. PSHE enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a diverse multicultural 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, ensuring that they experience the process of democracy within school, learning about rights and responsibilities. We want St Mary’s pupils to gain in confidence and to develop aspirations for their futures, so that they are well-prepared for their transition to high school - and ready to move forward with positive experiences in their journeys through life.
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 curriculum documents below to see what we learnt in the Autumn Term. For information regarding PSHE learning for the Spring term, please look at the documentation under RSE as our dedicated PSHE lessons will be taught as part of our New Ten Ten Scheme which will launch in the Spring term.
Our PSHE policy is also below for you to view