Intent

The PSHE (Physical, Social, Health, and Economic Education) curriculum at St Clare’s embraces each child, offering them a safe opportunity to explore themselves, relationships and the wider-world around them. We provide plentiful opportunities to voice opinions and clarify understanding, encouraging openness within discussion which contributes to the personal development of each individual. In addition, our aims help children to appreciate the diverse communities in which we live contributing to their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Our children will gain the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within the community. They are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. They learn to understand and respect our common humanity; diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective,

fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.

Implementation

 

The PSHE curriculum delivered at St Clare’s aims to cover all statutory requirements outlined in Statutory Government Guidance. Direction has been sought from the PSHE Association to create a curriculum allowing our staff to design and plan age-appropriate subject content to cover explicit aims. As a Catholic school, our Sex Education curriculum is delivered separately through the Archdiocese programme ‘Journey to Love, in accordance with the Church’s moral teaching.

We aim to ensure that all our children:

  • Grow in self-respect, aim high and celebrate who they are.
  • Understand the rights of the child and laws / rules in place to enjoy a happy, healthy and safe childhood.
  • Acquire the skills necessary to develop and sustain positive relationships, focusing on family and friends, including online.
  • Appreciate and respect differences, valuing the contributions others make to our society.
  • Develop resilience when faced with challenging situations knowing how / where to seek help.

Impact

 

Our children will be able to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. In doing so they will recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They will be able to reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. They will learn to understand and respect our common humanity; diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.

Our children will:

  • Voice their opinions with confidence, appreciating other points of view.
  • Value the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle to both their physical and mental wellbeing.
  • Mature into respectable citizens of their local and global community.

Documents

Tips to support our Mental Health

  • Change for LifeA Fantastic website with lots of information to help make healthy choices
  • CEOPInternet safety website
  • ThinkuknowLots of games and activities for children and parents regarding internet safety