Subject Leader - Mrs Bancroft

At St. Mary’s and St. Benedict’s Primary School, our high-quality PSHE/RSE scheme aims to fulfil the requirements of the DoE Statutory guidance in a sensitive, inclusive and challenging way. We follow the guidance objectives for PSHE/RSE and have adapted the curriculum cycle to suit our needs as a school. We have high expectations for our children and we ensure tasks are appropriately differentiated or adapted to meet the individual needs of our children.

In line with the new DFE requirements from September 2020 as a school we have adopted the ‘Life to the Full’ scheme of work. This is a Catholic based programme of study that covers both PSHE/RSE objectives from EYFS up to Year 6. The scheme has been rolled out across school and all children access age appropriate objectives in line with the National Curriculum expectations.

The scheme offers a broad, balanced, rich and vibrant curriculum that provides challenging pathways to achievement for all learners and leads to outstanding curriculum provision.

PSHE/RSE is recorded in different ways to ensure a range of evidence is gathered from sessions. Each Key Stage has a floor book of sessions that have taken place in class and discussions the children have taken part in. Photographs and videos are also used as evidence where appropriate, alongside teachers’ annotations of plans to ensure children’s development is consistent and children are picked up on that are struggling

In Life to the Full, we follow a four-stage structure which is repeated across four different learning stages:

 • Early Years Foundation Stage is aimed at Preschool and Reception

 • Key Stage One is aimed at Years 1 and 2

 • Lower Key Stage Two is aimed at Years 3 and 4

 • Upper Key Stage Two is aimed at Years 5 and 6

Within each learning stage, there are three Modules which are based on the Model Catholic RSE Curriculum:

 • Created and Loved by God • Created to Love Others • Created to Live in Community

This year we have now also introduced a scheme of work alongside Ten:Ten produced by the NHS to support children's mental health and well-being called 'My Happy Mind'. It also about getting to know our brains, feelings and dealing with emotions. The children cover different techniques for breathing, meditating and getting to grips with what every emotion feels like and means. To find out more about this programme of study please click on the following link to access the parent information video:

myHappymind Parent App Introduction - England & Wales

Upcoming Events this academic year:

Well-Being Ambassadors being appointed - Oct 2023
Anti - Bullying Ambassadors being appointed  - Nov 2023
Anti - Bullying week - 13th-17th November 2023

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