The PSHE curriculum delivered at St Clare’s aims to cover all statutory requirements outlined in Statutory Government Guidance. Direction has been sought from the PSHE Association to create a curriculum allowing our staff to design and plan age-appropriate subject content to cover explicit aims. As a Catholic school, our Sex Education curriculum is delivered separately through the Archdiocese programme ‘Journey to Love, in accordance with the Church’s moral teaching.
Using a thematic approach, different year groups will work on similar themes at the same time (Relationships, Living in the Wider World and Health & Wellbeing) offering staff flexibility to meet planning requirements, the needs of their cohort and reflect the context of the school and local community.
We aim to ensure that all our children:
- Grow in self-respect, aim high and celebrate who they are.
- Understand the rights of the child and laws / rules in place to enjoy a happy, healthy and safe childhood.
- Acquire the skills necessary to develop and sustain positive relationships, focusing on family and friends, including online.
- Appreciate and respect differences, valuing the contributions others make to our society.
- Develop resilience when faced with challenging situations knowing how / where to seek help.
Our children will be able to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. In doing so they will recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They will be able to reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. They will learn to understand and respect our common humanity; diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.
Our children will:
- Voice their opinions with confidence, appreciating other points of view.
- Value the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle to both their physical and mental wellbeing.
- Mature into respectable citizens of their local and global community.