At St Clare's Catholic Primary School, we believe that personal, social and health education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, safe, independent and responsible members of society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
We are dedicated to ensuring that St Clare's is a happy, stimulating and caring place and we expect high standards of behaviour and good manners throughout the school. Behaviour and attitude to learning is underpinned by our school values, making it integral to the success of the whole school. PSHE is at the heart of our school ethos.
We encourage our children to take part in a range of practical roles and activities that promote active citizenship: Peer buddies, reading buddies, school councillor, class monitors and engagement in school and local events. Children have opportunities to meet and work with members of the community, such as: PCSO, theatre groups, sports coaches, secondary school pupils, artists and representatives from the Parish church. We participate in, and promote National events such as: Anti-Bullying Week, Internet Safety Day and Universal Children’s Rights Day.
We are also committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of all pupils at St Clare's through our work with MyHappyMind and Forest School.
PSHE is taught as both explicit lessons within MyHappyMind, part of our RHE Live Life to the Full scheme of work and within our Forest School provision; but it is also embedded in other areas of the curriculum and day-to-day life of the school.
Our PSHE lessons are also complimented by themed weeks and days that are mapped out over a year including Anti-Bullying, Diversity and Equality Week and Multi-faith Week.
Within Our Forest School we use the following themes to ensure we are supporting our pupils to help prepare them for life in Modern Britain.