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Personal, Social and Health Education

PSHE Subject Vision Statement


At St Mary’s C of E Primary School we aim to develop successful learners who have the qualities and attributes they need to manage their lives, fulfil their academic potential, and to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society, both now and in the future.  It is important to us that the children understand how to be healthy and keep themselves safe.


PSHE education is integral to a planned programme of learning which helps our children to make good progress and leave us as responsible, happy citizens.  The children also develop their understanding of how they fit into the world and how they can prepare for their future as lifelong learners.


Our PSHE Curriculum


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.