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'With Jesus, we learn as a joyful family and flourish to be the best that we can be'


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

PSHE/RSE Policy 2022

Upcoming Events this academic year:


  • Well-Being Ambassadors being appointed - Oct 2022
  • Anti - Bullying Ambassadors being appointed  - Nov 2022
  • Anti - Bullying week - 14th-18th November 2022

Anti-Bullying Week - Nov 15-19th 2021


The theme of this years Anti-Bullying week is 'One Kind Word'. Our focus across school was showing kindness to each other and carrying out random acts of kindness across the week.


We had a range of exciting activities and workshops in school this week to celebrate Anti-Bullying week.


On Monday we started off with 'Odd Sock's Day' celebrating our differences and how we are all unique. All the children came in odd socks and had the opportunity to design a kindness sock for one of our competitions. 


Tuesday the children took part in kindness workshops with Michelle CARITAS, to help the children understand the importance of showing kindness to others around us.


The rest of the week, children completed activities in class and also made entries for our anti-bullying poster competition. The winning children are pictured below with their prizes, well done to everyone who won :-) 


We also appointed Anti-Bullying Ambassadors in KS2 to be outstanding role models around school and encourage other children to make the right choices. These children were picked for their outstanding behaviour at all times and being able to encourage others to make the right choices. Well done Ambassadors!

Competition Winners