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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 and
  • Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.