PSHE at St.Clare's
Our PSHE curriculum brings together citizenship, personal, social and emotional development through a values based programme of study. It supports all five areas of the 'Every Child Matters' agenda and provides a context for the school to meet these responsibilities. These responsibilities are also highlighted through our Catholic ethos, as themes such as friendship, family and love are explored through the stories of Jesus Christ.
At St. Clare's we aim is to equip all children with the knowledge and skills to make good choices. We strive to give our pupils the confidence to be themselves and do their best.
We want to;
- Give our pupils the knowledge to develop self- esteem, confidence and awareness to make good choices and decisions throughout their lives.
- Encourage development of social skills and social awareness
- Enable pupils to make sense of their own social situations and experiences and to be understanding of others.
- Promote responsible attitudes towards good mental and physical well-being and the resilience to overcome adversity.
- Develop effective relationships and to give the children the knowledge to make safe choices in relation to sex and relationships.
- Foster understanding of British Values including the role and responsibilities that we hold within society.
How can PSHE benefit pupils in St.Clare's?
PSHE education helps pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage many of the critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face as they grow up and in adulthood.
By teaching pupils to stay safe and healthy, and by building self-esteem, resilience and empathy, an effective PSHE programme can tackle barriers to learning, raise aspirations, and improve the life chances of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils.