PSHE (including RSHE) at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
‘That they shall have life, life in all its fullness’. John 10:10
St Joseph’s PSHE provision, which includes the statutory Relationships and Health Education and non-statutory sex education (as recommended by the DofE) supports the catholic ethos of the school, which permeates everything we do. We ensure that the teachings of the Catholic church are upheld and respected by following the Catholic Diocese’s TenTen programme of study, whilst providing a rich and exciting PSHE curriculum.
Throughout the school year, we cover all of the required PSHE content (as advised by the DofE and the PSHE Association). We do this through the following topics:
- Me, My Body, My Heath
- Emotional Well-being
- Life Cycles
- Personal Relationships
- Keeping Safe (including online safety)
- Living in the Wider World
The social and emotional development of our pupils is at the heart of our curriculum and school ethos. The ‘pathway’ that we follow allows for the children to build on their PSHE knowledge and skills each year so that during their time at St Joseph’s, they:
- are given the knowledge and develop the self-confidence to make informed choices and decisions;
- feel that they can turn to a number of trusted adults for support;
- are encouraged to develop their social skills and awareness;
- develop responsible attitudes towards the maintenance of good physical and mental health;
- can develop effective relationships and show a caring attitude towards others;
- can love and cherish the world that God has given unto us;
- understand the laws, rights and responsibilities within British society.
At St Joseph’s, we truly believe that a happy, healthy child can make the most of their educational opportunities and we do everything to make this happen.
As a parent, we understand that their may be some areas of the PSHE curriculum that you have some questions about. If you are unsure about any aspect of our learning, please either use the Parent Consultation Tool or speak to Miss Johnson (PSHE Subject Lead) or Mrs Bryan (Headteacher).