St Ambrose RC Primary School - PHSE Curriculum
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” (Psalm 119:105)
At St Ambrose what children learn through their personal, health and social education underpins their entire experience at school. We promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental, personal and physical development of pupils at the school and of society preparing our children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching.
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At St Ambrose PHSE includes the elements of social, moral, spiritual and cultural learning (SMSC), British Values (Democracy, Rule of Law, Respect and Tolerance, Individual Liberty), relationships and health education (RHE). Learning is a sacred experience; we make Christ known and provide opportunities for children to develop as independent, confident and successful learners. Our children learn how to make a positive and transformational contribution to their community and wider society.
We provide a purpose and relevance for learning to ultimately help every student find their gifts, talents, strengths, and interests.
We encourage all pupils to respect each other and have respect for themselves and the environment. Our children respect people of all faiths, races and gender, and we ensure that our children are well prepared for life in a rapidly changing world.
Our children are advocates for social justice who are adaptable to any social context.
We measure the impact of the PSHE curriculum over time by assessing how much knowledge, skills and vocabulary have been acquired and retained. To inform these judgements, teachers use regular retrieval practices, knowledge organisers, pre and post-assessment tasks, marking and pupil discussion opportunities. We aim that the impact of our curriculum is that our children become healthy, independent and responsible members of society.
In God's family, we grow and learn in love, hope and faith.
In the academic year 2021/22, Relationships Education and Health Education will become statutory in all primary schools in England. This subject will build on the non-statutory lessons we have previously taught in RSE.
As a Catholic school, our mission is to support the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all of our pupils, rooted in the wisdom and teaching of the Church. The Church teaches us that this is very much a partnership with parents, in which parents are the ‘first educators of their children on these matters; ultimately, you confer on us the right to co-educate your children with you.
Our Diocese has approved Life to the Full. Furthermore, Ten Ten have entered into a partnership with the Catholic Education Service and the Department for Education to provide training for teachers in Catholic schools on the subject of the new statutory curriculum. Therefore, we are confident that this programme is a very good fit for our school. We consulted with you before the introduction of the new scheme and took your points of view on board when making decisions about the scheme.
Ten-Ten has provided an Online Parent Portal to provide more information about the scheme and its contents. This is a simple-to-follow, short online course that:
Outlines the statutory changes that will take place.
Articulates a vision for Catholic Relationships and Health Education.
Explains how Life to the Full aims to help us fulfil the statutory curriculum with a Catholic ethos.
Provides some information about key decisions we need to make in consultation with parents.
Answers some Frequently Asked Questions.
Access the Parent Online Portal here:
The documents below will offer further support and guidance:
- Life to the Full Parent PowerPoint
- Statutory guidance: Relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education
- Learning to love An introduction to Catholic Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) for Catholic Educators