The teaching of PSHE at Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society.
Children’s learning will give them the skills and knowledge necessary for the future. Pupils will be able to express their feelings and emotions and share opinions with others. They will learn to respect other people’s differences and develop the skills to form healthy relationships. Pupils will know the importance of living a healthy life and will be equipped with ways to protect their own physical and mental health and that of others. They will also be taught ways to keep themselves and others safe.
The curriculum is closely matched to the needs of our children and the diverse society they are growing up in, allowing them to develop positive relationships and maintain a healthy lifestyle. We aim to equip the children with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions, enabling them to ask questions, understand risk and have the confidence to challenge when they think something is wrong.
As a result of this we believe that our children will become healthy, independent and responsible members of society in the ever-changing world in which we live.
At Sacred Heart, it is every staff member’s responsibility to be a role model and have high expectations of all our children. All staff should actively promote random acts of kindness to encapsulate our Mission Statement and celebrate these with the children. Teaching and learning is supported with resources from, ‘Life to the full by Ten Ten’. The programme of study is split into three core modules: ‘Created and loved by God, Created to love others, Created to live in community.’ The programme pathway adopts a spiral curriculum so that as the children go through the programme year after year, the learning will develop and grow with each stage building on the last. It is also an important part of Collective Worship where children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.
Children are given opportunities to record individual responses in a reflective and personal way in their own PSHE book. These books travel with the children as they move to the next year group so they can look back at their learning and the next teacher can see the starting points.
We believe that PSHE plays a vital part of primary education and is taught at least weekly; although there will also be many opportunities to make cross-curricular links. There will also be occasions where staff may feel it necessary to teach PSHE as a result of an issue which has arisen in their own class, in school, in the community, nationally or globally.