Personal, Social, Health and Emotional (PSHE) education plays a vital part of children’s learning and development. PSHE supports children in many ways, including; understanding their emotions, becoming confident and independent, growing as individuals, accepting differences, and appreciating and recognising their talents.
A great deal of PSHE occurs in every part of school life through the Christian values that we have at St Mary’s. It also takes place during carefully planned sessions in classes. Circle time, stories, games and drama are some of the varied activities that take place in PSHE. Work is planned using the Cambridgeshire Primary Personal Development Programme. In the Summer Term 2018, we also introduced the Protective Behaviours scheme which is a safety awareness and resilience building programme which helps children and adults to recognise any situation where they feel worried or unsafe, such as feeling stressed, bullied or threatened; and explores practical ways to keep safe.
The Governors at St Mary’s have agreed that Sex and Relationship Education should be taught as part of the school’s programme of PSHE. It is also taught through the Science curriculum.