Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education

We teach PSHE education because it helps children and young people to achieve their potential by supporting their wellbeing and tackling issues that can affect their ability to learn.

A growing body of research shows that pupils who are emotionally healthy do better at school. Our PSHE education programme promotes our school ethos and is underpinned by our school and Catholic values.

We believe that PSHE should enable children to become healthier, more independent and more responsible members of society.

We encourage our children to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community.

In so doing, we help develop their sense of self-worth, they are able to work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. The children learn to understand and respect diversity so that they can work well with all members of the school and wider community.

We teach PSHE in a variety of ways. This can be as a discrete subject; through assemblies and Collective Worship; through subjects such as RE, History, Geography and Science; through curriculum enrichment (e.g. raising money for charity and taking part in local community ventures); and on school trips and residential visits.

Each year group covers a variety of topics including, but not limited to, Anti Bullying, E-safety and Sex/Relationship Education.