Personal, Social and Health Education
'Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb but how well you bounce back'
PSHE is a foundation curriculum subject at St Francis Primary School.
At St Francis Catholic Primary School we aim to promote healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We encourage all our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community through class & school councils, fundraising events, supporting nominated charities and involvement in community activities. Our whole school approach to PSHE ensures every child has the opportunity to build upon their skills, so children have the opportunity to reach their full potential both academically and socially.
The school’s PSHE provision supports the school’s aims of developing confident citizens and successful learners who are creative, resourceful and able to identify and solve problems. The social and emotional development of pupils is embedded throughout the entire school’s curriculum and culture.
This whole school approach aims:
• To give pupils knowledge and develop their self-esteem, confidence and self awareness to make informed choices and decisions;
• To encourage and support the development of social skills and social awareness;
• To enable pupils to make sense of their own personal and social experiences;
• To promote responsible attitudes towards the maintenance of good physical and mental health, supported by a safe and healthy lifestyle;
• To enable effective interpersonal relationships and develop a caring attitude towards others;
• To encourage a caring attitude towards and responsibility for the environment;
• To help our pupils understand and manage their feelings; to build resilience to be independent, curious problem solvers;
• To understand how society works and the laws, rights and responsibilities involved.
At St Francis, the PSHE (personal, social, health and economic well-being) programme of study brings together 7 key strands; RSE (relationships and sex education), DATE (Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Education), Keeping safe and managing risk, Mental Health and Emotional well-being, Physical Health and
Well-being, Financial well-being and economic well-being, Careers and Identity and Society and equality as is taught weekly.
It is intended to support the school in developing a coherent whole-school approach to PSHE. Through this approach we will build the essential foundations of health and wellbeing – this is crucial to enable children to achieve their best, academically and socially. It provides all the building blocks needed to deliver a planned, progressive PSHE and Wellbeing programme throughout the primary years.
The school uses a powerful combination of the ‘YOU, ME and PSHE’ scheme, Circle times based on ‘Virtues to Live by’ and the daily advocation of Catholic values, to promote the holistic child throughout their time at St Francis.
Pupil Voice "I love learning about my feelings, we learnt that sometimes we can mix them up" "We learn about our money and how to save" We used emojis to show our feelings" "We learn about our feelings, emotions and keeping safe"