SS Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School is committed to providing a high quality educational experience for all pupils. Our curriculum determines and underpins the whole ethos of our school. Our Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) curriculum enables our children to become healthy, safe, independent and responsible members of society, bringing together citizenship with personal and mental well-being, whilst promoting fundamental British values. We offer a cohesive whole-school approach, which aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We are dedicated to ensuring that SS Peter and Paul is a happy, stimulating and caring place and we expect high standards of behaviour, excellent manners and an excellent attitude to learning throughout the school. Through the above we believe that we are fully preparing our children for life, as Christians, in society today and encouraging their understanding of how we live in the likeness of God and follow in Jesus’ footsteps.
PSHE has intra-curricular links with many subjects such as Religious Education, Relationship and Health Education, P.E. mathematics, science, and these are interwoven throughout the curriculum, it also underpins all activities, assemblies, educational visits and extra-curricular clubs. We encourage our children to take part in a range of practical roles and activities that promote active citizenship: School Council, Liturgy Leaders and Reading Council. Pupils are involved in whole school fundraising, supporting younger pupils – such as buddies and engagement in school and local community and national charitable events. Children have opportunities to meet and work with members of the community, such as: health workers, firefighters, police officers, librarians, sports coaches, secondary school teachers, artists, authors, representatives from the local church and representatives from various organisations. We participate in, and promote National events such as: Anti-Bullying Week, Road Safety Week, Safer Internet Day and Walk to School Week.
At SS Peter and Paul Catholic Primary, we utilise a variety of resources and world-wide events to ensure full coverage of the PSHE curriculum. We follow guidance from the archdiocese, utilising ‘Ten:Ten – Life to the Full’ to ensure teaching of Relationships and Health Education is centred on God. Ten:Ten – Life to the Full ensures an in depth understanding of the Social, Emotional, Physical and Spiritual aspects of learning. Our Core Values of Love, Respect and Justice underpin all that we do and we celebrate a value each month, through assemblies and class activities. Our School Council representatives meet regularly to organise events to help in the community using their faith to guide events and activities, involving our whole school community. High quality texts enable us to teach aspects of the Equality Act 2010 from Nursery to Year 6. It is a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same area of the curriculum at the same time.
‘All schools must provide a curriculum that is broadly based, balanced and meets the needs of all pupils. Under section 78 of the Education Act 2002, a PSHE curriculum:
- Promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and
- Prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.’
Our PSHE curriculum provides pupils with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within the community. Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities.
In doing so, they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
They learn to understand and respect our common humanity; diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.
We also incorporate Wellbeing activities into our curriculum. Mindfulness is a vital tool for life: not only does it support the regulation of emotion and build emotional resilience but also enhances focus and concentration; both helping to optimise learning for our children.
Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Academy in the Community are also providing additional sessions of Physical Education and PSHE to various classes throughout the year to embed understanding, support mental health and well-being and encourage fitness. Research shows that exercise improves mental health by reducing anxiety, depression, and negative mood and by improving self-esteem and cognitive function. Exercise has also been found to alleviate symptoms such as low self-esteem and social withdrawal.
Our PSHE curriculum will support the development of the skills, attitudes, values and behaviour, which enable pupils to:
- Have a sense of purpose
- Value self and others
- Form relationships
- Make and act on informed decisions
- Communicate effectively
- Work with others
- Respond to challenge
- Be an active partner in their own learning
- Be active citizens within the local community
- Explore issues related to living in a democratic society
- Become healthy and fulfilled individuals
The children will demonstrate and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual Respect, Rule of Law and Liberty. They demonstrate a healthy outlook towards school which impacts positively upon pupil behaviour and learning across the wider curriculum.
Please view the additional documents in school:
- Option 1
- Option 2