PSHE at St Joseph's
St. Joseph’s and its curriculum aim to build on and complement the learning that has already started at home, in relation to moral values and attitudes, and awareness of society. We work in partnership with parents and carers, in developing children personally and emotionally and as young citizens.
The skills knowledge and attitudes developed will enable young people to lead healthy, fulfilling and meaningful lives, in which they:
respect themselves as individuals, whilst developing an understanding, tolerance and respect for others and their differences, treating all people as equal;
develop a clear set of values and attitudes, including honesty and kindness and establishing a strong moral code and keeping to it;
value themselves as unique human beings, capable of spiritual, moral, intellectual and physical growth and development;
develop their varied abilities and talents fully, setting achievable goals, learning to work and try hard, and understanding both success and failure;
learn to live and enjoy a healthy lifestyle;
develop an active role as a member of a family, and of the community;
value family as one of the foundations of a civilised society, and a firm basis for the nurturing of children;
understand the principles of our society and democracy;
value their role as a contributing member of a democratic society;
take pride in our county and our country and in our nation’s great institutions, its traditions, heritage and history;
respect the rule of law and encourage others to do so;
respect religious and cultural diversity and develop an understanding of the beliefs and practices of major world religions and especially Christianity;
respect the beauty and diversity of the environment and accept responsibility for its maintenance for future generations;
Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is central to our school’s ethos, supporting children in their development and underpinning learning in the classroom, in school, and in the wider community.
We will ensure that the progress and achievement of all pupils is recognised, and that methods used do not imply that pupils are failing as citizens or judge the worth, personality or value of an individual or their family.
The curriculum is delivered in the form of half termly, whole school PSHE days, running from 11:00 -3:00.
We follow the Leeds authority PSHE scheme, ensuring depth, breadth and progression across year groups and additional cross curricular links will be made as appropriate.
Children are encouraged to assess evidence, negotiate, make decisions, solve problems, work independently and in groups, and learn from each other.
Topics covered by each year group (Y1-Y6) over the course of the year
- Physical health and wellbeing
- Keeping safe and managing risk
- Identity, society and equality
- Drug, alcohol and tobacco education
- Mental health and wellbeing
- Careers, financial capability and economic wellbeing