To develop children’s understanding of PSHE and provide them with a foundation of skills that manage life’s challenges and make the most of life’s opportunities now and in the future. Our curriculum has been developed to fit the needs of the school and local area with consultation from the children and adapted to fit the needs of the children in line with our Catholic values.
At the Trinity, we teach RSHE on a weekly basis using the PSHE association and Journey in Love. However, our teachers understand this learning should not just be limited to this time, and there may be occasions when staff may feel it is necessary to teach PSHE as a result of an issue arising in class or response to local and global issues. The scheme of work reflects the needs of our pupils alongside meeting the statutory guidance. The curriculum is split into three core themes; Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. The children will meet these themes throughout the course of the year, and the themes are built upon as the children move up the school.
In KS1 and KS2, children record their responses in their individual books. These books are labelled as RSHE as recommended by the archdiocese. The PSHE coordinator works closely with the R.E. coordinator to ensure our RSE is taught through the Catholic lens using Journey in Love. The PSHE coordinator also works closely with the computing coordinator as a significant amount of the statutory requirements link to the computing curriculum and pupils’ behaviour online.
In EYFS, PSHE is not a discrete curriculum subject within the EYFS framework. However, EYFS is a great place where children begin exploring the foundations of PSHE education through the areas of Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Understanding of the World. It incorporates self-confidence and self-awareness, making relationships and feelings and behaviour. This is recorded through floor books and the children’s individual learning journeys.
We are currently in the process of updated our RSHE policy. This has included consultation with staff, parents and most importantly pupils.
What do our pupils say?
“The lessons I remember RSHE lessons are first-aid which is good since someone might get hurt.” Isabella yr6
“The lessons in Y5 in RSHE I remember: grassing and grooming, how to save money, first aid and how to stay safe in the future,” Lexi yr6
“I loved the first aid because when I am older I will be able to take care of people.” Maggie yr6
“I enjoyed grassing and grooming because it teachers to not go into dangerous things – even if it is for a friend.” Lotus yr6
“We learned about the childline number if we need help or if we’re in a danger we could ring it if we’re getting bullied or abused.” Jack yr6
Our school work closely with the Warrington Peace Project. The promotion of peace is a large aspect of our Catholic ethos. The peace project aids children with the tools they need to manage conflict and promote cultural understanding.