We use the SCARF PSHE scheme of work which centres on a ‘Growth Mindset’ approach, promoting positive behaviour, mental health, wellbeing, resilience and achievement. We also use the ‘Caritas in Action’ scheme of work which runs alongside SCARF. This programme overs seven core themes which underpin the social teachings of the Catholic Church. In this way, the teaching and learning in PSHE is in accordance with our catholic ethos and has close links with our Religious Educational Programmes.
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)
Relationships and Sex Education is currently delivered using the ‘In the Beginning’ scheme of work. The scheme is delivered during the Summer Term and encompasses key themes and issues related to relationships as well as the PSHE curriculum.
RSE is about the development of the pupil’s knowledge and understanding of her or him as a sexual being, about what it means to be fully human, called to live in right relationships with self and others and being enabled to make moral decisions in conscience. We focus on “teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships, with particular reference to friendships, family relationships, and relationships with other children and with adults.” This includes the topics of families and the people who care for individuals, caring friendships, respectful relationships, online relationships and being safe.