PSHE Curriculum Statement
At St Monica Primary school, our intent is that our children leave with great aspirations and the self-confidence to realise their dreams. We take a holistic approach to ensure our children become a key part of the future; as a responsible and respectful global citizen with the confidence and tools to build roles of success and influence in today’s society and the world of future generations. We wish for our children to thrive and keep themselves and others safe by being resilient, responsible and respectful. Our PSHE curriculum teaches our children to develop confidence in their own opinions and listen to those of others whilst preparing them and enabling them to be successful in our ever-changing world.
In KS1 and KS2, PSHE is taught through a comprehensive scheme of work in line with the national curriculum and set out in line with the PSHE associations guidance. Pupils are taught about their health, wellbeing, relationships and broader contemporary issues through carefully planned lessons that are adapted to meet the needs of individuals. Explicit lessons are taught in a block at the beginning of each half-term under 6 categories of which we have divided the curriculum into.
As part of the wider curriculum we teach our children about the Inspire values; Innovation, Nurture, Success, Passion, Integrity, Responsibility and Excellence and encourage all children to develop a 'growth mindset'. Our staff believe in teaching children to embrace challenges, building their confidence and creating a safe and warm environment for learning. It is important for our children to take an active effort in contributing to our school’s values.
Assemblies each week further support our holistic approach of developing the whole child, encouraging a range of skills to live a healthy, happy and fulfilling life.
Our wider curriculum also gives opportunities for children to explore current issues and discover different cultures, beliefs and values. Walking around our school, displays and resources ensure that our children are exposed to, and learn to celebrate equality and diversity. They have opportunities to discuss a wide range of beliefs, relationships and attitudes and to understand and appreciate cultural and societal diversity and inclusivity.
We have a whole school reward system that praises children for their efforts and ensures that children develop their sense of self-worth, challenge themselves and aspire to be successful, remembering that success is being the best that one can be.
Through our PSHE programme and wider teaching, children at St Monica will leave as resilient, respectful and responsible members of society. Our children will be able to apply their skills to help them successfully take on challenges that they will face in the future. The children will be equipped with understanding and methods to keep themselves safe and know who can support them when they perceive that safety to be threatened. Our children will be able to manage their emotions, develop positive and healthy relationships with others based on an understanding of mutual respect and a strong understanding of fairness, equality and diversity. We believe that our children, on leaving St Monica, are educated and equipped to become caring, respectful, responsible and confident individuals.