PSHE stands for Personal, Social and Health Education and also includes Citizenship. At St Richard Reynolds Primary School we aim to promote healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We encourage all our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community through the Primary Parliament, Mini-Vinnies,fundraising events to support nominated charities and involvement in community activities. Our pupils are given opportunities in PSHE lessons and assemblies to develop confidence, self-motivation and an understanding of their rights and responsibilities within our diverse society.

We teach PSHE in a variety of ways: as a discrete subject, via assemblies and through other subjects such as RE, History, Geography, Literacy, Maths and Science, as well as through outdoor educational visits, community work and activities.

Relationship and Sexual Education (RSE) forms part of the Health Education and Science Curriculum in school and is rooted in our Catholic Faith. RSE is taught throughout the school using the scheme “A Journey in Love”, which is approved by Westminster Diocese. Pupils are taught about the importance of respecting and caring for one another. In Year 5 & 6 children learn about the importance of a loving relationship and how their bodies will change through puberty.

Link to PSHE Programme of study

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