At St. George’s Cathedral Primary School we want our children to develop as great communicators, who are confident to share their views and opinions. We aspire to ensure PSHE is at the core of everything we do. By doing so it allows our children to blossom into confident, independent, reflective and responsible members of the ever changing society around them. We strive to ensure children are challenged intellectually, socially, spiritually and morally. We want our children to grow and develop in a safe and nurturing environment where they are able to express themselves articulately, gain a further understanding of themselves as unique people and build resilience. St. George’s Cathedral Catholic Primary School encourages children to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. Our approach to teaching PSHE is intended to support and encourage all learners to be the very best they can be. PSHE is taught weekly as a stand alone session and then the core values are embedded throughout class assemblies.
Our whole school approach to PSHE and RSE is down to the belief that success in these areas will lead to excellence across the whole curriculum. At St. George’s Cathedral Catholic Primary School we deliver the curriculum is split into 6 units, one for each half term in school. The curriculum equips our children with meaningful content that places an emphasis on building resilience, nurturing both mental and physical health and communication and language skills. The use of PSHE curriculum is intended to equip our children with the knowledge and skills to make self-informed decisions. Each session that is taught is recorded in their PHSE book. Classes complete their learning in many different ways including the use of drama, circle time and some written activities. If occasions arise within individual classrooms where teachers feel that an extra PSHE session may be appropriate due to a specific issue this would be encouraged.
Through Personal, Social, Emotional Development children are supported to build constructive and respectful relationships that allow them to play, learn and develop alongside both adults and their peers. As children make friendships they learn to manage conflicts with the support of adults. Children are empowered to envisage themselves as valuable individuals who are aware of what makes them unique. In the Early Years children are encouraged to express their feelings and adults carefully model the handling of these feelings and emotions to support children in becoming independent in moderating their own feelings. Children are taught to manage their own physical needs and understand the importance of respecting others privacy. A large part of the curriculum in the Early Years supports the developing resilience within young children, children are encouraged to persevere to meet their goals and targets. As a part of the learning journey experienced in the Early Years developing the understanding of rules and routines is an integral part that runs parallel to all.
Our teaching of PSHE will lead to children meeting the standards of attainments across the school and those that are expected of our children nationally. Children will each make progress relative to their own individual starting point. The implementation and impact of the PSHE curriculum is assessed across the school to ensure that children are provided with the best possible chance at succeeding. We strive to ensure that by the end of their time with us at St. George’s Cathedral Catholic Primary School each child will:
- Recognise and apply the British Values
- Be able to recognise, understand and manage their own emotions
- Understand who they can rely on and ask for support.
- Look after their own mental health and ask for support where necessary.
- Be on their way to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
- Recognise differences and have an understanding of diversity.
- Apply learnt skills in real life situations
- Demonstrate self-confidence and self-esteem.
- Have developed and maintained healthy relationships with peers and adults.
- Understand the physical aspects involved in the teaching of RSE at the level appropriate to them as an individual.
- Show respect to themselves and others.