At St Giles' Primary School we want every child to be happy and enthusiastic learners of PSHE, and to be eager to achieve their very best in order to fulfil their God-given talents.
We firmly believe that the recipe for success is high quality first-wave teaching in PSHE, which is central to the life of our happy, caring school.
What is PSHE?
Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a planned programme of learning opportunities and experiences that help children and young people grow and develop as individuals and as members of families in their communities.
How is PSHE, including RHE taught at our school?
We follow the Ten:Ten - Life to the Full programme in Relationship and Health Education for Catholic primary schools throughout the UK. This programme is based on the Department of Education guidance which became statutory during the academic year 2020/21. This programme is rooted in a Christian understanding of the human person, based on “A Model Catholic RSE Curriculum” provided by the Catholic Education Service. RSE is the overarching term for Relationship and Health Education in Primary, and Relationship and Sex Education in Secondary. Objectives are taught through three modules; Created and Loved by God, Created to Love Others and Created to Live in Community. To find out more, please go to our RHE Page.
Additional studies for Key Stage 1 and 2 are taught based on the objectives from the PSHE Association, they are based on three core themes, within which there will be broad overlap and flexibility. These are; Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World.
Beginning September 2021, St Giles' will be taking part in the LifeSavers programme which is a financial educational programme for primary aged children. It will show them how to manage money wisely now and in the future. It is a unique approach delivering a values-based financial education focusing on four key values: generosity, wisdom, thankfulness and justice. In relation to these values, the children will explore five key questions where they will explore all things that we can do with money - give, save, lend, invest or borrow.
Why is PSHE education provision important to schools?
PSHE education makes a major contribution to schools’ statutory responsibilities to:
- promote children and young people’s wellbeing
- achieve the whole curriculum aims
- promote community cohesion
Why is PSHE education important to children and young people?
PSHE education equips children and young people with knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive, fulfilled, capable and responsible lives.