PSHE / RSE
PSHE/ RSHE at St Gerard's
Here at St Gerard's the 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. PSHE is at the centre of our learning and embedded throughout our curriculum during whole school, class activities and events. There is also a large link between the PSHE programme and religious education and we deliver a considerable amount through collective worship, assemblies and RE lessons.
No Outsiders is the program we use to deliver PSHE. This scheme of work is mapped throughout the curriculum for the the whole school. No Outsiders address different social issues and to help celebrate diversity. It uses quality texts which highlight various subjects and allows children to ask relevant and meaningful questions about the world in which they live in.Thus, allowing the social and emotional development of pupils is embedded throughout the entire school’s curriculum and culture. The school has a powerful combination of a planned thematic PSHE program, built around a spiral curriculum of recurring themes.As
- to give pupils the knowledge and develop the 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 and be independent,
curious problem solvers
- to understand how society works and the laws, rights and responsibilities involved.
Our School’s mission embraces the spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional, moral and social development of children and young people. Through an agreed approach to Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) using the Archdiocesan recommended resource ‘Journey In Love’, we believe that we can promote the development of the whole child, so that children can grow in virtue, wisdom and stature, understanding both the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing spiritually, as well as moral aspects of relationships within a context of a Christian vision for the purpose of life.
The other aspects of the statutory curriculum intent will be met by Ten: Ten Life to the Full alongside a programme of books through guided read that explore equality and family. Life to the Full is a fully resourced Scheme of Work in Relationships and Health Education (RHE) for Catholic primary schools, which embraces and fulfils the new statutory curriculum.
As part of our commitment to you, we will hold a meeting annually for the parents and carers of children across the school to discuss the programme. As parents, you have the right to withdraw your child from this aspect of the curriculum however, this is not to be confused with curriculum Science which is statutory.
You can keep up to date with what we are doing in our PSHE/ RSHE lessons by searching #StGerardsPSHE or #StGerardsRSHE on Twitter!