PHSE / SEAL
This area of our curriculum is currently under review during academic year 2018-2019
Vision for Personal Social Health Education / Social Emotional Aspects of Learning
St Oswald’s Catholic Primary School provides a nurturing learning environment in which each child is encouraged to develop their full potential and where their achievements and successes are celebrated and rewarded. We are committed to delivering an inspirational curriculum that develops confident learners. Children are encouraged to take ownership of their learning and be proud of their achievements, which will in turn prepare them for life in Britain and today
As a school, we believe that children are all individuals and therefore, we aim to encourage mutual respect, responsibility and foster self-esteem in a happy and caring atmosphere. It is our aim to provide the children of St Oswald’s, with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills they need to live healthy, safe, productive, fulfilled and responsible lives. The teaching and learning of PSHE supports and upholds this vision.
PSHE education helps pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage many of the critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face as they grow up and in adulthood. By teaching pupils to stay safe and healthy, and by building self-esteem, resilience and empathy, an effective PSHE programme can tackle barriers to learning, raise aspirations, and improve the life chances of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils. Resourcefulness, Resilience, Respectfulness and Responsibility are all qualities championed by our school
PSHE is taught across all key stages in school. Teachers follow a long term plan covering a wide variety of topics including anti bullying, drug education and economic well- being. The teaching and learning in our school is enriched through visits, visitors, themed weeks and extra-curricular activities. One PHSE/SEAL lesson is delivered weekly and work is evidenced in year group PHSE files.