Supported by our Catholic ethos and taught within our nurturing school environment, PSHE supports children in their personal development and underpins learning in the classroom, school and wider community.

PSHE helps to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils. It also helps them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. Pupils learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a modern, diverse and ever-changing society.

Aims and Objectives

The Department for Education (June 2019) states that:

Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. All schools should teach PSHE, drawing on good practice, and this expectation is outlined in the introduction to new national curriculum.”

Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) is an important part of PSHE.

At St Columba’s Catholic Primary School, Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. It aims to help them to understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.

Pupils will learn the following:

  • They will understand and respect Catholic and Christian faith as well as those with other faiths or beliefs.
  • Understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle.
  • Understand how to stay safe and behave online.
  • Understand the dangers they may face, both in and around school and beyond, and be provided with the means to keep themselves safe.
  • Understand the law and consequences of risky behaviours.
  • Develop responsibility and independence within school which they will take forward into society in their working lives.
  • Respect other people, in particular, learning to respect the different cultural/ethnic/religious/gendered viewpoints of others in our school community and the wider world.
  • Understand what constitutes ‘socially acceptable’ behaviour at school and in society.
  • Be a constructive member of society.
  • Be independent and responsible members of a school community.
  • Understand democracy.
  • Develop good relationships with peers and adults.
  • Develop self-confidence, self-esteem and self-worth.
  • Make positive, informed choices as they make their way through life.
  • Understand that they have a right to speak up about issues or events, and to respect other’s right to do the same.

Themes in PSHE Education

PSHE Education is central to the educational entitlement of all of our children and elements of PSHE permeate all aspects of school life. We aim to cover the core themes as set out in the ‘Ten Ten’ Statutory Guidance Mapping Document.

Click here to learn more about our PHSE curriculum and how the core themes are covered in each Key Stage.

Click here to follow the St John’s Ambulance map of health agenda recommendations on giving your pupils a sound knowledge of first aid.

Click here to read our Parent Consultation Letter

Click here to read our PHSE policy

Click here to read our RSE policy