We believe that Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) help children and young people to be safe, healthy and prepared for life's opportunities. What we teach in the classroom will help our pupils foster lifelong aspirations, goals and values. Through PHSE every child and young person has the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge they need to thrive now and in the future.
This includes helping them to deal with critical issues they face every day such as friendships, emotional wellbeing and change by giving them a solid foundation for whatever challenging opportunities lie ahead, so they can face a world full of uncertainty with hope.
In turn pupils who enjoy better health and wellbeing can achieve better academically and enjoy greater success. It helps children and young people stay healthy, safe and prepared for life – and work – in modern Britain.
At St Basil’s we teach PHSE using the PHSE Association resources.
There are three main themes: Relationship, Living in the Wider World and Health and Wellbeing.
Relationship, Health and Sex Education are taught, in line with guidance from the Bishop’s of England and Wales using the resource ‘Journey in Love’. More information about this important aspect of PHSE can be found on:
At St Basil’s Catholic Primary School building upon our shared values in restorative practice and we teach children skills with which to build, maintain and repair relationships. This reflects our Catholic vision and values and demonstrates the importance upon which we place healthy and safe relationships.
We have cross referenced our PHSE and wider curriculum to ensure that school has a coherent and of consistency approaches around these key areas:
- Mental Health
- Online Safety
- Child on Child Abuse
- Ways to keep safe both in and out of school