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Our personal, social and health education (PSHE) programme promotes children's personal, social and economic development, as well as their health and wellbeing. It helps to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens.

At St Anne’s, children’s wellbeing, happiness and safety are our first priority, and PSHE is the key vehicle through which we share this with children. We regard PSHE as an important, integral component of the whole curriculum; it is central to our approach and at the core of our ethos.

The PSHE curriculum is designed by the curriculum co-ordinator, management team and governors to allow pupils to transfer key knowledge to their long-term memory. The school aims to help children understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up within a secure, stable and stimulating atmosphere conducive to effective learning that reflects St. Annes’s strong Catholic ethos. We also aim to offer learning opportunities across and beyond the curriculum, in specific lessons as well as in assemblies, circle time, relevant school projects and other activities that enrich children’s experiences to ensure breadth, balance, continuity and progression. This results in building new skills and knowledge based upon what has been taught before, allowing all pupils to work towards clearly defined end points. It is intended to provide pupils with the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their lives by giving challenging and differentiated tasks and activities, being ambitious whilst meeting the needs of all. By taking into consideration every child’s cultural capital, our overall aim is to provide children with essential life skills so that they leave us as well-rounded and confident individuals

We therefore intend that all pupils will:

  • Develop the essential skills required for self-understanding and an awareness of spirituality.
  • Give children opportunities to develop their speaking and listening skills during all PSHE.
  • Promote a healthy lifestyle, including physically, emotionally and socially. Identifying and supporting children with mental health issues, promoting emotional health and wellbeing through programmes such as ELSA.
  • Promote diversity and equality in all forms. To respond to pupils’ diverse learning needs to include religious and cultural diversity and differing gender needs (Equality Act 2010n Protected Characteristics)
  • Ensure that British values are promoted throughout the school.
  • Develop an awareness of e-safety including the dangers of sexting and online grooming.
  • Understand sex and relationships in line with St. Anne’s vision statement.
  • Know preventative education (PREVENT) by having a whole-school approach to a safeguarding programme about safeguarding people and communities from threat of terrorism.
  • Enable children to explore their feelings and relationships with others throughout the curriculum through PSHE and other subjects. We have a well-established SEN department and all staff are expected to adapt their teaching to different learning styles e.g. Emotional Literacy and mindfulness.
  • Know where to go to have support when they have problem or grievance.
  • Focus, build-upon and learn key vocabulary to develop understanding of concepts and values.
  • Read a variety of different books to promote over-learning, the development of pre-skills and fluency.
  • Build in memorable experiences to promote deep learning.

To see Jigsaw's parents and carer's guide, please click here.

Co-ordinator: Mrs J Mancey

To view our PSHE policy, please click here

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