Our PSHE Lead is Mrs Bryant
“PSHE education is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives. As part of a whole school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.”
THE PSHE ASSOCIATION
At St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, it is our intent that all pupils will be ‘lifelong learners’ with the confidence and ability to develop their skills and understanding to play a positive and successful role within our society, both as a child and as an adult within the future. We offer a nurturing and inclusive learning environment in which each child is encouraged to develop their full potential and where their individual achievements and successes are celebrated and rewarded.
Our PSHE curriculum is tailored to the needs and requirements of our school community and we adapt our curriculum to meet any specific needs. As a school, we believe that pupils are all individuals and we aim to encourage mutual respect, responsibility and foster self-esteem in a happy and caring environment.
Through using the Jigsaw and Ten Ten schemes, our pupils acquire the knowledge, understanding and the skills they need to prepare them for life, helping them to know and value who they truly are and to understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world. Using a growth mindset strategy, the children will become resilient, flexible learners, knowledgeable for the future. It develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members of society and the global community.
Why is RSE in Catholic Schools important?
RSE is part of the mission of Catholic schools to educate the whole person. It should be carried out as part of the holistic education which seeks to form as well as inform young people in preparation for adult life.
What does outstanding RSE in Catholic school look like?
In order for Catholic RSE to be fully effective it needs to:
- Be faithful to the Church's vision of human wholeness whilst recognising the contemporary context in which we live today;
- Involve parents as they are primary educators of their child;
- Provide a positive view of human sexuality and dignity of the human person;
- Equip young people with the ability to make practical judgments about the right thing to do in particular circumstances;
- Explore and promote virtues which are essential to promoting respect and dignity;
- Be delivered in an age appropriate way which reflects the development of the child;
- Be part of the cross-curricular work in both primary and secondary schools;
- Be sensitive to the needs of the individual pupil and recognise the mix of pupils with different sexual orientations, genders and family backgrounds in each class;
- Be taken seriously by governors and teachers as an integrated part of the broad and balanced curriculum that Catholic schools offer;
- Be delivered by competent professionals who understand the Church's teaching.