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What is PSHE?

PSHE stands for Physical Social Health Education and it is how children learn about themselves in a wider context. As growing and changing individuals, the aim is for our children at St. Ambrose is to become mature, more independent and self-confident.


What do we do at St Ambrose?

Children begin to develop their sense of social justice and moral responsibility and begin to understand that their own choices and behaviour can affect issues on a local, national and international scale.

As they begin to develop into young adults, they face the changes of puberty and transferring to secondary school. They will learn how to make more confident and informed choices about their health and environment in which they live. We aim for the children to take more responsibility for their learning and to resist bullying.


How do we teach this at St. Ambrose?

The school has undergone a transformation of the PSHE curriculum in line with the 2014 National Curriculum. We do not teach PSHE as a single subject; it is taught and embedded throughout the whole curriculum. Instead each year group is given a set of objectives to incorporate into their learning throughout the year.

Every part of school life encourages our pupils to recognise their worth as individuals by identifying positive things about themselves and their achievements, setting personal goals and looking for help when required.

Children at St. Ambrose are taught to care about people's feelings and the environment in which they learn. They are given opportunities to think what it would be like to be someone else in certain situations in order to see their point of view. We look at the consequences of anti-social and aggressive behaviour (such as bullying and racism) and how we should react to these appropriately.


What objectives are taught in each year group?

Each year group is given a clear set of objectives to incorporate into their planning throughout the year.

Here is the content overview for each year group in the 2020-21 academic year.


Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

RSE Policy 2020-21

From September 2020, we will be following the scheme: 'Life to the Full' - A programme in RSE for Catholic Primary schools. Here is the vision and overview for this programme.

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