Welcome to our PSHE area.
PSHE Statement of Intent
At St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School, personal, social and health education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We aim to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We aim to 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.
Aims and Intent
We are aware of how PSHE supports many of the principles of safeguarding and links closely to schools Safeguarding, SMSC and British Values Policies. We believe PSHE is central to a school’s ethos, supporting children in their development, and underpinning learning in the classroom, school, and in the wider community. Values are fundamental expressions of what we think and believe. As a Church school, we have a monthly value and encourage the children to think about these values, to become aware of, and involved in the life and concerns of their community and society, and so develop their capacity to be active and effective future citizens.
Through our PSHE curriculum we recognise our duty to ‘actively promote’ and provide opportunity for children understand the fundamental British values first set out by the Government in the ‘Prevent’ strategy in 2014, of:
the rule of law
respect for of those with different faiths and beliefs in order for them to become fair, tolerant and confident adults in a forever challenging world
PSHE Curriculum Implementation
We deliver the PSHE curriculum by utilising first hand experience and sharing good practice. However, we are aware that the delivered curriculum must reflect the needs of our pupils. We expect teachers to use a PSHE programme to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. We believe that the purpose of PSHE education is to build on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum, the basic school curriculum and in statutory guidance on: ie, drug education, financial education, citizenship, personal safety, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.
We believe that PSHE plays a vital part of primary education and is therefore taught weekly in every class. This enables staff to ensure full coverage of curriculum is taught in their year group. There are always occasions where teachers may feel it necessary to teach PSHE as a result of an issue arisen in their own class. PSHE is integral to the development of children values in order for them to become a positive citizen in a forever changing community. PSHE is an important part of school assemblies were children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.