At Saint Thomas' Church of England School. Although students have one timetabled lesson of PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) each week, we believe it underpins the entire curriculum. Our PSHE curriculum forms part of our Positive Lifestyles and our Skills for Learning core teaching and brings together citizenship with personal well-being, while promoting a British values based education. It is evident in assemblies, in the relationships between staff and pupils and in the interactions between the students themselves. The PSHE curriculum is intended to support the school in developing a cohesive and comprehensive whole-school approach to personal, social, health and economic well-being (PSHE).
This curriculum provides a context in order to teach the key skills as outlined below:-
- Promote the physical, social and emotional and mental well-being of pupils.
- Provide sex and relationships education.
- Promote British values.
- Promote citizenship and good manners
- Promote leadership
- Provide a safe place for discussion of current, relevant social issues.
- Protect our children from radicalisation.
We deliver PSHE using supporting materials from SCARF. This provide a whole-school approach to building these essential foundations – crucial for children to achieve their best, academically and socially. Mapped to the PSHE Association programmes of study, SCARF is a framework which ensures a comprehensive PSHE and Wellbeing programme throughout the primary years. SCARF is a whole-school approach to promoting behaviour, safety, achievement and wellbeing.