St Margaret Clitherow

RC Primary School, Stevenage

Jesus is our guide, let us follow Him

Our Learning / PSHE & RSE

PSHE at St. Margaret Clitherow

PSHE is at the heart of our curriculum at St. Margaret Clitherow and our Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education Programme is specifically aimed at enabling our pupils to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society.

The PSHE Programme is a planned spiral curriculum, which is taught from EYFS through KS1 and KS2, covering three key areas of Relationships Education, Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing and Living In The Wider World. It aims to support our pupils’ emotional and physical development within a moral, ethical and spiritual framework, which adheres to statutory requirements as well as guidance from the Catholic Education Service and diocese. and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.

gBy the end of Year 6, we aim to enable our pupils to move on to secondary school having acquired the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to lead happy, safe and fulfilled lives now and in the future.

How is our curriculum delivered?

PSHE Education is taught through a variety of age-appropriate themes, across the three key areas of Relationships Education, Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing and Living In The Wider World.

A safe and effective learning environment will be established using ground rules/class agreement (drawn up by both pupils and the classroom teacher). These will be referred to at the start of every lesson and may be changed and amended throughout the year to reflect the changing needs of pupils within their classroom learning environment. Teaching staff will ensure that pupils are able to talk about topics in a safe and age-appropriate way and questions will be answered to match the social and emotional development of pupils as well as chronological age.

How can I help at home?

Children often reflect on PSHE Education discussion topics after a lesson and may wish to continue discussions at home. Listening to your child, discussing any areas of interest and answering questions that your child may have will invaluably support PSHE Education teaching in school.