Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important part of children's education. The National Curriculum states that all schools should make provision for PSHE education, drawing on good practice.
At St Sebastian’s we use our PSHE education programme to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. We use The ‘Lifewise PSHE Scheme’. We chose this as it covers a broad range of ‘life skills’, prepares our pupils for the next phase of their life and links closely with the taught curriculum in each year group. It is carefully sequenced to build knowledge and skills.
Relationships and sex education (RSE) is an important part of PSHE education and is compulsory for all primary school pupils. We exclusively teach RSE in the Autumn Term using a model Catholic curriculum ‘Life to the Full’.
More information can be found about our RSE curriculum here.
Our PSHE curriculum content includes:
- Relationships Education
- Financial education
- Physical wellbeing
- Mental wellbeing
- Fundamental British Values
A whole school approach to learning has been created to ensure that children are taught a range and progression of skills. Class teachers deliver weekly PSHE lessons using the The ‘Lifewise PSHE and Activity Scheme’. In the Autumn term, teachers deliver weekly RSE lessons using the ‘Life to the Full’ catholic model scheme. We offer a wide variety of extra-curricular activities and experiences. These include Mental Health Awareness Day, Anti-bullying week, Safer Internet Day, Remembrance Week, Diversity topics, and assemblies which celebrate our culture, British Values and links with our faith.