Personal Social and Health Education
PSHE as a subject will remain non-statutory as before and no new programmes of study will be published in the 2014 curriculum. However the National Curriculum Framework 2014 states in section 2.5 “All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice”.
It is our statutory responsibility to support pupils’ spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
At St Mary's Catholic Academy, PSHE is integral to our whole curriculum in ensuring all children are happy, safe and confident so to maximise their learning potential and be equipped with the skills to succeed in the wider world.
When planning and delivering PSHE lessons, teachers will also consider those concepts which are current and relevant for modern Britain and specific classes/pupils and incorporate these into daily practise. They will also link ideas with their chosen vehicle. (See more about curriculum vehicles here https://www.st-marys-leek.staffs.sch.uk/curriculum/ )
Throughout the year we supplement our curriculum with other activities which relate to specific days, weeks, world events. E.g. Anti-bullying week