PSHE education is an important school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain. 

At St Josephs Catholic Primary School we believe that the personal development of pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve. We aim to provide an inspiring education providing opportunities to explore and develop their own values and beliefs, alongside learning about and respecting others. Creative and imaginative opportunities are provided that inform their perspective on life and create a sense of enjoyment in learning about themselves.

Children at St Josephs Catholic Primary School understand and appreciate life in modern Britain today and cultural opportunities are provided to improve understanding and to show respect for different faiths, genders, disabilities and cultures. 

As well as the regular inclusion of PSHE within the timetable, special days have been set aside to promote mental health and global issues. Across the year we are celebrating; World Mental Health Week, Emotional Literacy, World Water Day, World Refugee Day and Anti-Bullying Week. Alongside this, KS2 classes are each presenting assembly to the rest of the school on key topics including; Anti-Bullying, gender equality, religious diversity and cultural diversity.

What is Relationship and Sex Education? 
Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) involves learning about emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, relationships, sex, human sexuality and sexual health in an age appropriate and sensitive way. RSE forms part of the PSHE education curriculum and complements the biological aspects of sex education covered in compulsory science lessons. As well as providing accurate information on human biology and sexual reproduction, it gives pupils essential skills for building positive, respectful, non-exploitative relationships and staying safe both on and offline.
What curriculum are we following to deliver RSE? 

St Joseph’s uses Life to the Full as a scheme of work.

Ten Ten’s new programme for Catholic primary schools, Life to the Full, will teach Relationships Education and Health Education within the context of a Christian understanding of human sexuality rooted in the wisdom and teaching of the Catholic Church.

The framework of our programme is taken from the Model Catholic RSE Programme by the Catholic Education Service, which has been highlighted by the Department of Education as a work of good practice.

Life to the Full is a fully resourced Scheme of Work in Relationships and Health Education (RHE) for Catholic primary schools which embraces and fulfils the new statutory curriculum.

Taught with a spiral approach to learning, in which pupils will revisit the same topics at an age-appropriate stage through their school life, the programme includes teaching about personal health, physical and emotional wellbeing, strong emotions, private parts of the body, personal relationships, family structures, trusted adults, growing bodies, puberty, periods, life cycles, the dangers of social media, where babies come from, an understanding of the Common Good and living in the wider world.

The entire teaching is underpinned with a religious understanding that our deepest identity is as a child of God - created chosen and loved by God. The programme is fully inclusive of all pupils and their families.

Update- July 2023

From September 2023 we will be upgrading our Ten:ten resources to Ten:Ten+.

This will mean that our whole PSHE and RSE curriculum will be covered using Ten:Ten resources.