The PSHE curriculum enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We aim to help children understand how they are developing personally and socially. We challenge the children to think about how they could deal with many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up in our world today. Through our school council and scheme of work 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 identity and self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
The school uses the ‘Jigsaw’ scheme that builds all the elements of social skills, emotional literacy and mindfulness into lessons for each age group.
The scheme covers:
Body image and relationships with food
Influences including technology and social networking
Bullying - including cyber bullying and homophobic bullying
Personal safety and safeguarding
Financial awareness and enterprise
Jigsaw promotes child centred learning.
Each lesson includes the charter:
Open my mind
Tell me or show me
Help me learn
Help me reflect
Children are also given opportunities to prepare them for today’s society by taking part in the school council, first aid, bikeability, life skills, cooking, gardening, supporting charities, visiting St Joseph’s Home.