Holy Family Catholic Primary and Nursery School

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Personal, Social & Health Education

The principal aim of the PSHE curriculum at Holy Family Catholic Primary and Nursery School is to enable all of our pupils to develop crucial skills and positive attitudes.

There's now a proven link between pupils' health and wellbeing, and their academic progress. Holy Family recognises PSHE lessons are critical to ensuring all of the pupils have the opportunity to become effective learners as they learn to gain a measure of knowledge, skills and understanding on which to build confident, healthy, independent lives.

At Holy Family recognise the importance of the role of PSHE in helping our children really understand themselves and others. Through the positive work we do, we feel that we are equipping our children with the knowledge and skills to prepare them for life, not only within our school community, but also in the wider world.

Through our SCARF scheme of work children are encouraged to explore their own worth in the school community and within their wider community. In doing so, the aim is for each individual to become increasingly responsible for their own actions and learning.

PSHE is embedded within all that we do at Holy Family School and is closely linked with our work in other areas of the curriculum. Through our approach we aim to help our children develop by increasing their confidence, helping them to keep safe, building on their sense of identity, developing their self-understanding as well as empathy for others, and by helping them to develop positive and productive relationships throughout their lives.

Through active participation and personal reflection, the children will learn to respect each other and understand our diversities and differences. Our aim at Holy Family is to help and encourage all the children to form effective and fulfilling friendship both now and in the future.