At St John’s Catholic Primary School, we believe that the PSHE & RHE curriculum plays a fundamental part in the development of our children. We aim to prepare young minds for the future in education and also in later life. Our PSHE programme of study brings together citizenship with personal well-being through a values based education. It is intended to support the school in developing a coherent whole school approach to personal, social, health and economic well-being.
We aim to achieve this by creating a happy vibrant environment where diversity and individuality are celebrated. We nurture and inspire our children to develop confidence and resilience in an environment where efforts are valued and all children flourish. At St John’s we also believe we have a duty to our pupils to provide a Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education whilst promoting the British Values of Democracy, the Rule of Law, Respect and Tolerance.
PSHE is delivered by the class teacher with the support of PSHE leader if necessary. We are now implementing our new scheme of work through the “Primary i-Matters” curriculum for PSHE and “Live Life to the Full” for Relationships and Health Education. Both of these schemes are currently under review following consultation with Manchester Healthy Schools, Salford Diocese and the school community.
We encourage visiting professionals to provide talks / workshops for our pupils. PSHE is delivered through a range of whole school activities. Pupils will be given the opportunity to join and contribute to local and national initiatives eg. Anti-bullying week, community cohesion and school fund raising activities. Pupils will have the opportunity to take part in school assemblies, be elected school council and they are encouraged to express their thought and opinions. Pupils are also given the opportunity to enhance their learning and engage in concepts and content of the subject through learning in other subjects and areas of the curriculum and out of school.
PSHE is encouraged through ‘Personal, Social and Emotional Development’ in Development Matters. PSHE in early years is about making connections and strongly linked to play. Children are given the opportunity to develop socially through small group activities during Key Person time and also through being a part of whole school activities. PSHE is taught through daily activities linked to topic as well as on an individual basis to develop personal skills. Every child is unique and may learn at different paces and at St John’s we believe in catering for the needs of all children in the school.
KS1 and KS2
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Pupils have the knowledge of how to develop their self-esteem and self-awareness and make informed choices and decisions. Pupils can make sense of their own personal and social experiences and can understand and manage their own feelings. Pupils start to have an understanding how society works and the rights and responsibilities involved.
Teachers assess the children’s work and set clear expectations of what pupils will know, understand and be able to do at the end of check Key Stage and set targets to support pupils. Our school celebration assemblies celebrate personal achievements both in school and outside of school.
Pupil voice is used in informing the curriculum through pupil questionnaires being carried out at the end of summer term. Therefore, informing the planning of the curriculum for the following school year.
The RHE scheme of work 'Live life to the full' is under review following consultation with Manchester Healthy Schools, Salford Diocese and the school community.