PSHCE and SMSC at

Sacred Heart

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“You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself any direction you choose”

Dr Suess

 

Intent

It is the aim of PSHCE at Sacred Heart to enable children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. It is the intention to make PSHCE explicit in our teaching with the aim of helping children understand how they are developing personally and socially and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.

 

Implementation

Many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up are tackled through implementing a strong ethos of inclusion, tolerance and self-empowerment within school and through the teaching of a broad and balanced curriculum. We believe many aspects of PSHCE are taught continually and consistently through staff providing excellent role models and the high expectations staff have of children. 

In EYFS PSHCE objectives are covered through implementation of the statutory framework for the early years foundation stage, through staff as role models, carefully chosen stories and through high expectations of the children. In both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, in addition to PSHCE being embedded in the ethos of the school, certain aspects of the PSHCE curriculum are taught through an hour every fortnight of discreet teaching following a PSHCE scheme of work.  

We are a Rights Respecting school that provides children with opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities and how they can make a positive contribution to wider society. British Values are instilled through the school’s values and Beatitudes. We give pupils a voice through involvement in decision making, such as books to read in class or more formally through the election of Head Boy and Girl.

PSHCE is also considered an important part of school assemblies and collective worship where children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.