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St Margaret Clitherow

RC Primary School, Stevenage

Jesus is our guide, let us follow him

Our Learning / PSHE

PSHE and RSE at St. Margaret Clitherow School

PSHE is at the heart of our curriculum at St. Margaret Clitherow and our Personal, Social,Health and Economic (PSHE) Education Programme is specifically aimed at enabling our pupils to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. The PSHE Programme is a planned spiral curriculum, underpinned by our Catholic faith values, which is taught from EYFS through KS1 and KS2. It covers three key areas of Created and Loved by God, Created to Love Others and Created to Live in Community. It aims to support our pupils’ emotional and physical development within a moral, ethical and spiritual framework, which adheres to statutory requirements as well as guidance from the Catholic Education Service and diocese. and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. By the end of Year 6, we aim to enable our pupils to move on to secondary school having acquired the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to lead happy, safe and fulfilled lives now and in the future.

How is our curriculum delivered?

PSHE Education is taught through a variety of age-appropriate themes, across the three key areas of Created and Loved by God, Created to Love Others and Created to Live in Community. A safe and effective learning environment will be established using ground rules/class agreement (drawn up by both pupils and the classroom teacher). These will be referred to at the start of every lesson and may be changed and amended throughout the year to reflect the changing needs of pupils within their classroom learning environment. Teaching staff will ensure that pupils are able to talk about topics in a safe and age-appropriate way and questions will be answered to match the social and emotional development of pupils as well as chronological age.

We use Ten Ten’s Life to the Full Relationships and Sex Education Programme which is recognised by the Diocese of Westminster as a suitable scheme. The scheme is underpinned and rooted in the teachings of the Church.

Slides from Ten Ten introducing the scheme are available here:  Ten Ten Parent Session

A Parent's Guide is available here:  Life to the Full - Parent's Guide

All parents have access to the Ten Ten parent portal to see all of the materials that are used.

PSHE Learning

Please scroll through the gallery below for a flavour of PSHE learning at our school

How can I help at home?

Children often reflect on PSHE Education topics after a lesson and may wish to continue discussions at home. Listening to your child, discussing any areas of interest and answering questions that your child may have will invaluably support PSHE Education teaching in school.

Please click on the powerpoint below to find advice on how you can support your child with their Relationships Education