PSHE (Personal, social, health and economic education)
At St. Mary’s, we want children to leave primary school as happy, empowered and engaged citizens of the world so that they can live life in all its fullness. Our curriculum encompasses many areas of study in order to equip all of our children with the life skills needed to feel safe and flourish as individuals in our ever-changing world as they journey through life. We aim to support children in making decisions and showing our values of trust, kindness and courage by promoting mental health, wellbeing, resilience, achievement and positive behaviour. Our whole school approach to PSHE means that children are treated as unique and loved individuals and ensures that learning can be built upon each year so that children can reach their full potential academically and personally.
Our PSHE curriculum is an important and necessary part of children’s education. At St. Mary’s PSHE is carried out daily. Our daily sessions take place after lunch and meditation. These sessions include online safety (Project Evolve), growth mindset, zones of regulation and The Story Project (https://story-project.co.uk/). As well as this, class teachers deliver weekly PSHE lessons outlined by SCARF. The SCARF scheme of learning outlines a clear progression in subject knowledge and skills in line with the National Curriculum. Each half term, we focus on one of the following units in our PSHE lessons; Me and My Relationships, Valuing Difference, Keeping Safe, Rights and Respect, Being my Best and Growing and Changing.