At St Teresa’s, Personal, Social, Health Education empowers all children to develop a sense of belonging and an understanding of their place in the world. The curriculum aims to provide children with learning experiences to develop an understanding and appreciation of themselves and others. Children are encouraged to express themselves freely with respect, to work collaboratively to learn about equality for all and tolerance in age appropriate contexts.
Our PSHE curriculum equips children and young people with the knowledge to deal with a range of issues they may face as they grow up. It covers a wide spectrum including: drugs and alcohol education, emotional health and well-being, relationship and sex education, nutrition and physical activity, personal finance, safety, careers education and work-related learning.
It is also the vehicle we use for children to learn about fundamental British Values:
- The Rule of Law
- Individual Liberty
- Mutual Respect
- Tolerance of those with different Faiths and Beliefs
Our PSHE curriculum also covers themes such as:
- Black History
- Social justice (liked to our Catholic Social Justice developments)
- Educate against Hate
- Marginalisation (inc refugees)
- Democracy in Action
- Mental Health and Well-being
Aspiration, Knowledge of the World, Communication, Preparation for Life, Community.
Our Teaching in PSHE inspires all children to be proud of their individuality, aspire to be more, celebrate diversity and take action to help our planet, community and brothers and sisters around the world.
As a Catholic academy we ensure our PSHE curriculum is in line with the model policy statement for Relationship and Sex Education produced by the Diocesan Department of Religious Education in the Archdiocese of Birmingham.
We use schemes that are recommended by the Catholic Education Service to facilitate our RSE and PSHE implementation.
Ten Ten ‘Life to the Full’
Modules follow a cycle covering ‘Created and Loved by God’; ‘Created to Love Others’ and ‘Created to live in Community’. Every year the curriculum builds on previous vocabulary and knowledge from the previous modules.
The Life to the Full scheme and modules can be found here.
The Kitemarked 1Decision Scheme can be found here.
Personal Relationships & Sex Education
Parents, at certain points in your child’s primary years, we will consult with you regarding our Relationship and Sex education. Click here to read our Personal Relationships & Sex Education Policy.
You will be invited to a briefing whereby our PSHE Coordinator will share the full resources and lesson plans with you. Parents have the right to withdraw their child from RSE lessons in line with our policy.
Please speak to your child’s class teacher or Mrs McHale if you have any questions or comments.