PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) underpins all the teaching and learning that we do at St Mary's School. Our school values of 'Love, Respect and Belonging' are reinforced through weekly circle time sessions in class and weekly taught sessions.
Through our PSHE curriculum, children learn about citizenship, relationships with others, health and safety and how to make a positive impact on the world around them. We also develop children's abilities to reflect on their learning and build on their skills of perseverance and resilience.
PSHE at St. Mary’s includes high quality RSE (Relationsips and Sex Education) as required by law. RSE and PSHE is lifelong learning about physical, moral and emotional development. The aim of RSE is to provide children with age appropriate information, explore attitudes and values and develop skills in order to empower them to make positive decisions about their relationships, friendships and health related behaviour.
For PSHE (including RSE) we use a long term plan developed by One Decision (a provider kite marked by the PSHE Association) and adapted for our children. Each year group will be taught separately to ensure age appropriate topics and material.
PSHE Overview by Year Group
We also have an incredibly strong compassionate resilience programme, aimed to support children as they move through school and beyond. This programme teaches our pupils how to cope during adversity and how to enjoy and celebrate successes. This is a fundamental part of a PSHE but more than this, it is about our school values and our school imperative. Use the link below to learn more about this.
Charlie - Our School Dog