Personal, social and health education (PSHCE) and citizenship is at the heart of everything that we do at St Patrick’s. We enable our pupils to become responsible members of society who are healthy and independent. We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community and look for opportunities for our pupils to practice this. We believe that providing an excellent PSHE and citizenship curriculum we will develop self-esteem and confidence in our young citizens. We teach our pupils using three core themes:
Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living In The Wider World
The aims of personal, social and health education and citizenship are to enable the children to:
- know and understand how to stay healthy, both physically and mentally.
- know and understand how to keep themselves safe, physically and emotionally, in and beyond the school setting.
- understand how to develop good relationships with others
- have respect for themselves and others
- be independent and responsible members of the school community
- be positive and active members of a democratic society
- develop self-confidence and self-esteem, and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues
- develop good relationships with other members of the school and the wider community.
- develop an understanding of how to manage a budget and plan for future economic wellbeing
- understand the importance of rules both within school, as well as in the community and wider British society embedded in the law.