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St. Paul’s C of E Primary School

PSHE

At St Paul’s we believe that P.S.H.E Education should resonate with our vision of Inspiring learning, nurturing wholeness and our values of Respect, Perseverance, Compassion, Trust, Hope and Wisdom Our vision and values underpin our learning in the context of understanding ourselves and others. Establishing ground rules within PSHE learning, fosters trust and respect by all class members. This will be the pre-requisite for our individual and group work.

We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the community by taking part in a wide range of activities and experiences across, and beyond, the curriculum. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. They learn to understand and respect our common humanity, diversity and differences so that they can appreciate empowering values and go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.

We believe it is vital to empower our pupils with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills to enable them to recognise their own worth and develop respect for others within the school and wider community.  At St Paul’s we believe that effective PSHE Education can make a significant contribution to the development of the personal skills needed by pupils if they are to establish and maintain healthy relationships for life.

At St. Paul’s we base our PSHE Education teaching and leaning on an enquiry approach. Each half termly unit has an over - arching key question which is based on one of the following themes: Relationships, Health and Wellbeing and Living in the Wider World (including Global Responsibility). Teaching objectives enable the children to respond to the key question through a range of activities which are suited to their needs and ages.