St Marie’s Catholic Primary School Curriculum Guide -
Personal, Social, Health Education -PSHE
Accept yourself as you are right now; an imperfect, changing, growing and worthy person' Denis Waitley
'It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are' E.E Cummings
In KS1 and KS2, children record some work in PSHE books which are split into the three main themes. These books follow the children through the school showing progression of knowledge and skills gained.
At St Marie’s, we continuously assess the implementation and impact of our PSHE lessons so that all pupils become healthy, respectful, socially and morally responsible members of society. Through our PSHE education, we believe we can enhance pupils’ education and help them to become caring, kind and confident individuals.
Teachers will use a range of methods to evaluate the impact of their teaching on pupils learning, to ensure that pupils make progress. The range of measures used include:
What makes a good citizen at Saint Marie’s?
A good citizen:
Can recognise what healthy and positive relationships/friendships look like. They live, promote and help others maintain these.
Knows how to be a responsible member of a community and is environmentally aware.
Knows the value of honesty and integrity.
Thinks creatively, solves problems, communicates well with others, is resilient to make mistakes and not give up, is confident in their own strengths and has strategies to overcome barriers.
Understand the importance of equality and listens to the views and beliefs of others.
Is ready for the future. Able to take and manage own risks.
Has strategies that help to be mentally and physically well and know how and where to ask for help when they need to.
Please see the section in 'Catholic life and R.E for information regarding RSHE
St Marie’s Catholic Primary School Curriculum Guide RSHE
“God created man in the image of himself. And so it was that God saw all he had made and indeed it was very good” Genesis 1: 27
The national curriculum for RSHE aims to ensure that all pupils are able:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/relationships-education-relationships-and-sex-education-rse-and-health-education/relationships-education-primary
St Marie’s is a Catholic school and our teaching is based on the knowledge that God is present in each member of our school community. We demonstrate respect for each person created by God. Our approach to relationship and sex education therefore is rooted in the Catholic Church's teaching of the human person and is presented positively and prudently.
At the heart of the Christian life is the Trinity, Father, Son and Spirit in communion, united in loving relationship and embracing all people and all creation.
St Marie’s Catholic Primary School aims to provide a suitable programme that follows the statutory need to include RSHE into their curriculum from September 2020 which meets the ethos of its Catholic identity and mission.
The purpose of this Relationship, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) policy is to set out the ways in which the school’s provision supports pupils through their spiritual, moral, social, emotional and physical development, and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life growing up in today’s world.
Our School’s mission embraces the spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional, moral and social development of children and young people, and through an agreed approach to Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) using the Archdiocesan recommended resource ‘Journey In’ Love 2020 we believe that we can promote the development of the whole child, so that children can grow in virtue, wisdom and stature, understanding both the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing spiritually, as well as moral aspects of relationships within a context of a Christian vision for the purpose of life.
To prepare pupils to play an active role as citizens and to understand the Catholic vision of what it means to be citizens of the Kingdom/ reign of God.
Relationship and Sex Education (RSHE) is taught both discretely and within the Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) curriculum lessons. Some aspects of the RSHE curriculum may be touched upon in other lessons as it shares links with Religious Education, Science and Physical Education.
Our implementation of RSHE will ensure that content is relevant to the age, experience and maturity of pupils. The new statutory guidance for Relationships education focuses on teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships including:
These areas of learning are taught within the context of ‘family life’ and could include married or single parent families, same sex parents, families headed by grandparents, adoptive parents, foster parents/carers amongst other structures, along with reflecting sensitively that some children may have a support structure around them (for example: looked after children or young carers).
As a school, we promote equality of opportunity and foster good relations. Our school environment uniformly applies values of inclusion and respect to all pupils and their families. All staff are proactive in promoting positive relationships and receive regular training.
We ask that the children are recording one/two high quality pieces of work throughout the teaching of Journey in Love. We feel that these pieces should be taken from the suggested activities from the JIL book or a reflection of the children’s learning (taking the form of a prayer or thought)
We are dedicated to ensuring that all children receive a broad and balanced curriculum so that they feel ready for the challenges ahead at each next stage in life. The impact of implementing our RSHE curriculum in the way that we do allows the children to know that they are supported, have a voice, are listened to and loved by God.
A record is kept in teachers’ planning of the delivery of RSHE. The programme is assessed, monitored and evaluated by the subject leaders in accordance with the school’s monitoring and evaluation policy. Pupils are given the opportunity, at an appropriate level, to self-evaluate. Our PSHE books are passed up each year so the children can see their own progression through the subject. We hope that the children come away from each lesson prepared and supported as they grow.