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PSHE and Citizenship

PSHE and Citizenship at St. Katherine’s School
Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Citizenship implement children with the skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable them to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society who will lead fulfilling and meaningful lives. St. Katherine’s and its curriculum aim to build on the complement the learning that has already started at home, in relation to moral values and attitudes and awareness of society. PSHE and Citizenship are central to our school ethos, therefore supporting children in their wider development and underpinning learning in the classroom, in school and the wider community.
Breadth and Balance
Within Key Stage One and Two, teachers implement PSHE and Citizenship through a whole class weekly session. All teachers follow the PSHE and Citizenship scheme of work which is underpinned by the National Curriculum non-statutory guidelines.
At times it will be appropriate for PSHE and Citizenship to be taught through another subject, for example, as part of an assembly or during story time.
The PSHE curriculum is divided into four topics:
  • Developing confidence and responsibility and making the most of their abilities
  • Preparing to play an active role as citizens
  • Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle
  • Developing good relationships and respecting the differences between people
All year groups cover all of these topics, but with a different emphasis each time.
Alongside this subject runs the SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning). These topics change roughly on a termly basis. The whole school works on each topic at the same time. The topics always begin with a whole school assembly. The topics are:
  • New beginnings
  • Getting on and falling out
  • Say no to bullying
  • Going for goals
  • Good to be me
  • Relationships
  • Changes