Personal, Social and Health Education
You, Me and PSHE
Our intention is that, when children leave St. Stephens Catholic Primary School and Nursery, they do so with the knowledge,
understanding and emotions to be able to play an active role in today’s society. We want our children to have high aspirations, a belief in themselves and realise that anything is possible if they put their mind to it.
What do we want for our pupils?
- Develop a confidence in sharing their own thoughts and opinions with others
- Develop skills and attributes to keep themselves healthy and safe
- Develop an attitude of a responsible global citizen
- To show tolerance of others beliefs, religions and life choices.
- To build positive, respectful relationships with other people
- To become confident, independent and responsible citizens who can contribute to the life of the school and community.
Relationships and Sex Education Curriculum content: please see current RSE policy
- Clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum.
- The PSHE curriculum has three core learning themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world. It also incorporates the RSE policy and the scheme of work identifies links to British Values, Cultural Capital, SMSC (Virtues to Live By) and schools Key skills into the curriculum.
- Children have access to key knowledge, language and meanings to understand PSHE and to use across the curriculum.
- PSHE focused whole school display
- Wider Curriculum - All subjects make a link to PSHE, BV, SMSC and the language is used consistently by all staff.
- Whole school, Key Stage and class assemblies always make a link to PSHE, British Values and SMSC
- Clear and comprehensive RSE scheme of work within PSHE in line with the new recommendations of teaching RSE in National Curriculum (Feb 2019)
- The teaching and learning of RSE is planned explicitly for a full-term every two years.
- Parent Consultation
- Parents are informed of the content of the RSE programme of work during the class transition meetings, planned information sessions, and further support / clarification will be given if required.
At St Stephen's we provide opportunities for pupils to take on roles of responsibility and represent others through our School Council and our Mini Vinnies.
- Children will know more and remember more about PSHE.
- Children will recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty.
- Children will demonstrate a healthy outlook towards school – attendance will be at least in-line with national and behaviour will be good.
- The large majority of children will achieve age related expectations across the wider curriculum in addition to the core subjects.
- Children will develop positive and healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future.
- Children will understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age appropriate level.
- Children will have respect for themselves and others.
- Children will have positive body images.