PSHE at Sacred Heart Primary School
We at Sacred Heart are proud to have achieved the Sandwell Charter Mark (2018), which promotes and embeds positive mental health and well-being. Our ‘Healthy Mind, Happy Me’ programme focuses on giving our pupils the knowledge and understanding they need to make informed decisions about their well-being, health and relationships, and to build their self-efficacy. These outcomes encompass our school core values and underpin our teaching and learning to prepare our pupils to be responsible citizens, respectful, resourceful and resilient. Our curriculum is designed to promote an understanding of British Values and equality which aims to give every child at Sacred Heart the best start to life.
Implementation of PSHE
We deliver a comprehensive spiral curriculum right from EYFS through to Year 6, addressing 6 key themes using a developmental approach.
All About Me
Resilience and Coping
My Wider World
Being the Best I Can Be
Using a range of characters each journal is specific to the particular year group and helps give understanding of issues such as ‘dealing with feelings’, respecting and valuing yourself and in upper KS2 discussing substance misuse, the dangers of gangs and living in a community.
The ‘Healthy Mind, Happy Me’ curriculum relates specifically to Emotional Health and Wellbeing and this is explored using fictional characters from the Sandwell Borough.
Our PSHE curriculum includes an understanding of the law, individual liberty and related responsibilities, acceptance and tolerance resulting in mutual respect and a deeper understanding of diversity and how this impacts society for the greater good. We teach and foster a culture of tolerance and acceptance in all aspects of school life.
We examine democracy and encourage the pupils to articulate their views and beliefs through debate and discussion using our school council model as a vehicle. We promote a programme of equality, self-awareness and responsibility. We expose pupils to a wide range of social and cultural events that are celebrated by our diverse communities in Sandwell. Sacred Heart Primary is a positive learning environment where all members of our community are valued.
At Sacred Heart, we always strive to include PSHE and positive wellbeing throughout the wider curriculum. We continue to link consistent language from our PSHE and wellbeing session through other subjects such as: science, P.E and R.E.
Whole school assemblies, Key Stage and Class assemblies all reflect the teaching of our PSHE curriculum with particular focus to our key values.
On a Friday afternoon, all children participate in a mindfulness session. The children are invited to take part in a yoga session with calming music, this allows our children to have some quiet and reflection time. The children are able to focus on their mental wellbeing alongside their physical wellbeing equipping our children with the skills to build their self-esteem, calming their mind and relieving any worries they may have.
- Children will become more resilient and have the strategies to deal with difficult situations and overcoming barriers in a positive manner.
- Children to become a respectful member of the school community and the wider world.
- Children to reflective on their own and others uniqueness.
- To understand and being aware of their feelings and emotions, allowing them to express and control their emotions in different situations.
- Children to understand and demonstrate equality and diversity.
- Children to have a healthy and positive outlook on school life with particular attention to attendance and behaviour.
- Children to demonstrate and apply British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual Respect , Liberty and the Rule of Law.
- Children to become a healthy and responsible member of school life and the wider community.
- Children to demonstrate resilience, responsibility, respectfulness and resourcefulness in preparation for their future.
As you may already be aware, the Department for Education has announced changes to relationships and sex education following nationwide consultation. These changes came into effect from September 2020 and all schools will be required to comply with the updated requirements. The statutory guidance can read on the link below:
Relationship Education, Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education- DfE
Relationships and Health Education Policy
This means that we have been reviewing our RSE (Relationship and Sex Education) curriculum and policy so we can be sure our RSE provision is appropriate for our pupils based on their:
- Physical and emotional maturity
- Religious and cultural backgrounds
- Special educational needs and disabilities
As part of this process, the school are in consultation with parents, staff and governors that helped to inform our schools’ decisions on when and how certain content is covered.
Please click the survey link below to complete the PSHE and RSE questionnaire.
I would kindly ask if you could submit this survey by Friday 16th July.
Children's Mental Wellbeing Week