At St Mary’s, Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE) is an integral part of the school curriculum and is taught in a sensitive manner appropriate to the needs of the individual child. It aims to help children understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. It is intended to provide the children with the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their lives whilst allowing them to explore feelings about themselves and others, and their place in the family and wider community. Topics covered include:
- Rights Respecting – Silver award
- Safety in school and out of school including internet safety
- Dealing with emotions
- People and their work
- Keeping healthy
As a Catholic School it is important that we deliver a programme that relates to the teachings of the Catholic Church, that develops the essential skills required for self-understanding, an awareness of spirituality and one which places a high value on family life. We recognise that “Family” can be very different for different people and this must be treated with tolerance and respect.