Personal Social and Health Education
What is PSHE?
Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is a planned programme of learning opportunities and experiences that help children and young people grow and develop as individuals and as members of families in their communities.
How is PSHE/RHE taught at our school?
We follow the Ten:Ten - Life to the Full programme in Relationship and Health Education for Catholic primary schools throughout the UK. This programme is based on the Department of Education guidance which became statutory during the academic year 2020/21. This programme is rooted in a Christian understanding of the human person, based on “A Model Catholic RSE Curriculum” provided by the Catholic Education Service. Objectives are taught through three modules; Created and Loved by God, Created to Love Others and Created to Live in Community.
Additional studies for Key Stage 1 and 2 are taught based on the objectives from the PSHE Association, they are based on three core themes, within which there will be broad overlap and flexibility. These are; Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World.
Why is PSHE education provision important to schools?
PSHE education makes a major contribution to schools’ statutory responsibilities to:
- promote children and young people’s wellbeing
- achieve the whole curriculum aims
- promote community cohesion
Why is PSHE education important to children and young people?
PSHE education equips children and young people with knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive, fulfilled, capable and responsible lives.