"Effective PSHE lessons within their educational setting can help pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society"
PSHE at St Richard’s
We believe at St Richard's that personal social and health education, and citizenship enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and wider community. In doing so, we help to develop their sense of self-worth and encourage awareness of safeguarding for self. We teach them how society is organised and governed.
At St. Richard’s Catholic Primary School the intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and one which will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more. As a result of this, they will become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society who understand how they are developing personally and socially. It will give them confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
We intend for our children:
To know and understand what is meant by a healthy lifestyle
To be aware of safety issues (including internet safety)
To understand what is needed to form good relationships with others
To have respect for others
To be thoughtful and a responsible member of their community and their school
To become active members of our democratic society
To develop self-confidence and self esteem
To make informed choices regarding personal and social issues
To develop good relationships with other members of the community
Our PSHE is delivered through interactive discussions and the use of 1decision during class PSHE lessons. Through pupil interviews, our children have shared their interest in the use of 1decion in class. Each class in KS1 and KS2 has a school council and eco council representative, wider school issues are shared via our children. Whole school events contribute to our PSHE curriculum
Whole school and Key Stage assemblies (Virtual when restrictions are in place)
Charity events such as Children in need, Christmas Jumper Day, Community Gift Day, Staff walks and coffee mornings
Visits from Public Services; police, fighter fighters, dental and health workers
The vision for pupils, staff and others linked to our school is to always look to achieve our personal best in every aspect of school life.
Our school is one where everyone is encouraged and supported to achieve their personal best.
Our school is welcoming, inclusive, has a real community feel and is a place where everyone is valued.
Our pupils and staff treat each other equitably, fairly, with kindness and with mutual respect. At all times, staff and pupils are encouraged to show a high regard for the needs and feelings of others through their actions and words.
Our pupils and staff are enterprising and approach challenges with a ‘can-do’ attitude.
The needs and interests of all pupils, irrespective of gender, culture, ability or aptitude, will be promoted through an inclusive and varied PSHE curriculum at our school.
Our environment is safe and clean with everyone sharing responsibility for it.
Our culture is one of continuous improvement, creativity and enthusiasm.
Parents are informed about the policy via the school’s website where it, and the PSHE curriculum, will be available to read and download.
We aim for children to leave St Richard's’ with a strong sense of belonging to a tightly knit family where they aspire to make decisions, self-evaluate and become lifelong learners.
Through a bespoke PSHE curriculum pupils develop a strong moral compass and understand the impact of their thoughts and actions on others.
Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development are promoted through all PSHE teaching
Spiritual development: We explore the beliefs and experiences of others and ourselves; discuss the importance of respecting all beliefs and faiths; learn about and discuss our feelings, values, and those of others.
Moral development: We learn about and discuss things that are right and wrong; learn about the law and the importance of it; begin to consider our actions and the consequence of them; consider, discuss and debate ethical issues; offer reasoned views.
Social development: We consider all of the groups and communities that we are part of; participate in our local community; learn how to resolve conflict; engage with the British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance. Cultural development: We become aware of cultural influences; learn about the role of Britain’s parliamentary system; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.
We aspire for all children to leave St Richard’s Primary school with a strong sense of belonging to a tightly knit family where they seek