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PSHE&C including RSHE

Saint Patrick's Catholic Primary School



'We arise today, to learn, love and grow through Jesus.’

At Saint Patrick’s, we aim to create an environment in which each individual has the opportunity to thrive supported by values of Christ firmly built into our everyday foundations. Education, welfare and wellbeing are at the heart of everything we do. Above all else, we want to foster a strong belief in all our children that they can succeed in all they do, no matter what. Working with all school parties, we wish to nurture each child’s potential and foster high aspirations. It is essential that we give them the tool kit needed to achieve their goals regardless of background or starting points.




The National Curriculum for PSHE&C expect schools to use their PSHE education programme to:

  • equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk;
  • equip pupils with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions;
  • build on drug education;
  • build on financial education;
  • deliver Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE);
  • highlight the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.


Saint Patrick’s Catholic Primary School is committed to promoting the spiritual, moral, cultural and physical development of our pupils. We believe PSHE (Personal, Social, and Health Education) to be an essential element in the preparation of our children for adult life.

The PSHE Curriculum provides learning opportunities and experiences which will enable pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary for personal and social responsibility. In our school, we are committed to teaching PSHE in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church. Our School’s Catholic mission embraces the spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional, moral and social development of children and young people through an agreed approach to Relationship and Sex Education. The aim is to promote the development of the whole child, so that children can grow in virtue, wisdom and stature, understanding both the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing spiritually, as well as moral aspects of relationships within a context of a Christian vision for the purpose of life. 


Our Curriculum Aims to: 

  • Help pupils to live and learn in a Catholic Christian environment encouraging the respect of others in our school community and the wider world;
  • Develop a sense of self-worth and a respect for the dignity of life;
  • Encourage children to communicate confidently and express their feelings appropriately;
  • Develop healthy, safer lifestyles;
  • Prepare the child for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.


At Saint Patrick’s, we use the curriculum framework from Coram life education- SCARF. The programme is a  whole-school approach to improving children’s wellbeing and progress, based on five values:  







The PSHE& C curriculum is centred on the ‘Growth Mindset’ approach – promoting positive behaviour, mental health, wellbeing, resilience and achievement. The units we teach are based on six themes over the academic year:

  • Me and My Relationships;
  • Valuing Differences;
  • Keeping Myself Safe;
  • Rights and Responsibilities;
  • Being My Best;
  • Growing and Changing.


At Saint Patrick’s, the PSHE&C curriculum promotes a positive ethos and values cross the school community, contributing significantly to British Values education, both explicitly and implicitly. The focus across the three themes of Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World foster and develop children’s responsibility for their own actions; respect for the actions and beliefs of others; an understanding of how each individual is protected by the rule of law; and how everyone can make a positive contribution to society through the democratic process.


Many lessons relate directly to one or all of the British Values’ themes of:

  • Democracy;
  • The Rule of Law;
  • Individual Liberty;
  • Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

PSHE&C Curriculum Coverage





Personal Development

Children develop personally at St Patrick’s by developing their own personal values and beliefs and exploring the values and beliefs of others, focus on aspect of learning including self-awareness, managing feelings and motivation.


Our curriculum, following guidance from the PSHE Association, covers all aspects of the PSHE curriculum by splitting the programme into three core themes; Health and wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the wider world.

  • Through the PSHE curriculum we expose our children to many topics that allow the children to face some situations that might appear in their life. Examples of such topics are:
    • Anti-Bullying
    • Health
    • Emotional wellbeing
    • Mental health
    • E-Safety
  • We have created a School Council who have elected representatives from each year group and who have meetings to help make wider decisions in the school.



Social Development

Children develop socially at St Patrick’s by developing personal qualities, empathy and social skills, participation, co-operating and resolving conflict skills and understanding how communities and societies function.


  • Whole school theme days focusing on various topics such as love and social responsibility.
  • Supported community events such as CIN and NSPCC days.
  • Social opportunities including the annual Year 6 trip to Boreatton Park.
  • Opportunities to talk to people from within the local community such as police officers and the fire service.
  • Visitor from Wigan Council came to school to deliver Domestic Violence Workshops to each year group in school.
  • Time to talk and Speech and Language interventions delivered to targeted children to help develop their social skills.
  • At St Patrick’s we have many clubs running after school to allow the children to develop socially with their peers, staff and people from the wider community. Children can develop their personal qualities further within these clubs and develop co–operation and participation skills. Within the sports clubs the children will compete against each other. Examples of some of the clubs we run in school are:
    • Multi-skills Club
    • Football
    • Choir – children in the choir will attend ‘Young Voices’ each year.
    • Calligraphy Club
    • Poetry Club
    • Kwik Cricket Club
    • Activity Passport Club (for Pupil Premium children)
    • Rock Kidz – Rock Kidz is completed in school time and children will take part in workshops throughout the school week which will lead to a concert for parents at the end of the week.


Health Development

At St Patrick’s we develop the health of our pupils by developing their knowledge through health education including how to participate in a healthy lifestyle, our own wellbeing and its importance to a healthy lifestyle as well as its link to assessing and managing risk and managing life online and forming healthy relationships.


  • Whole school theme days focusing on various topics such as mindfulness, healthy living and wellbeing.
  • HH Kids deliver sessions to KS2 pupils in school on puberty and sex education, which are delivered alongside our Science curriculum, delivered through the Plan Bee scheme of work.
  • P.E sessions are used to discuss, where appropriate, about healthy lifestyles and how to take part in a healthy lifestyle.
  • Lessons about staying safe online (E-safety) as part of the Purple Mash computing scheme.


Economic Development

Children develop economically at St Patrick’s by developing their knowledge of economic wellbeing, careers, enterprise education and education for personal safety, including assessing and managing risk (including online).


  • Throughout the year in Maths we attempt to put problems into real life context (e.g. creating a shop in Reception in preparation for the topic on money).
  • Teaching about targets and goal setting by raising money for a range of worthy causes including: Comic Relief (children and staff attended school with ‘Crazy Hair’ to raise money), NSPCC (Children and staff took part in NSPCC Number Day. Staff and children came into school dressed as a number and also brought in £1 to donate to the NSPCC Charity and children and staff took part in ‘Get Your Sparkle On’ Staff and children came into school dressed in a Christmas jumper and also brought in £1 to donate to the NSPCC Charity), Children in Need (Children and staff wore something Pudsey/Blush related to raise money for Children in Need. Everyone donated £1), Nugent Care (at Christmas we raise money for Nugent care by donating the funds donated at the Christmas Carol Service. We also raise money for Nugent care in the Spring Term by taking part in ‘Spring Colour Day’ where staff and children each donate £1 to charity).
  • Staff take part in ‘Teacher Cyclone’. Staff take part in various activities and children watch. Children bring in a donation to raise money for Comic relief.
  • School fundraising as part of the Enterprise Week where all year groups take part in by creating their own product and selling it at the school’s Summer Fate.
  • Later on this year we will be delivering a themed day based around Personal Finance.


Quality First Teaching




The impact this has on the children is:


  • Our children are able to develop meaningful relationships with one another in year groups and as part of a whole school when provided with the opportunity (e.g. dinner times, whole school themed days).
  • Our children are able to work independently by themselves and as groups or teams to work toward a common goal.
  • Our Children are able to identify risks inside and outside of schools, including ones that can be encountered online and understand how to deal with these issues.
  • How they can make a positive contribution to their communities.
  • Our children have a social awareness and understand that not everyone shares the same values and beliefs as us within our school or wider community.
  • Our children have a physical awareness that we all have our own unique differences.
  • Our children have high values of themselves and others and believe in themselves and others.
  • Our children are brilliant role models and show care, positivity and love towards each other, staff and the wider community.