Subject Leaders - Mrs Young & Mr Bown
At St Paul’s, in our role as subject leaders, we strive to adopt and construct a PSHE curriculum that is both ambitious and aspirational; designed to give all learners and groups of learners, including the most disadvantaged and those with SEND and higher levels of needs, the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in their future lives.
We recognise that all pupils are entitled to a quality of provision that will enable them to achieve their full academic and personal potential. As a THRIVE school our intent is for our children's social and emotional needs to be better understood and met.
Therefore we continually strive to make adaptations and reasonable adjustments to enable all our pupils to access our school curriculum.
We are firm believers that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives where there are no limits to curiosity and where all children are exposed to new experiences and knowledge through a varied curriculum regardless of barriers to learning.
To achieve that we aim to provide a range of enhancement opportunities to engage all children in their learning; to promote their emotional and social growth by building positive relationships between each child and their peers; enable them to explore and understand their feelings through various activities and thus help support their emotional and social development.
At St Paul’s, PSHE is an embedded part of our broad and balanced curriculum. Our visions and values underpin our teaching and learning and provide an environment which prepares our children to be happy, confident citizens. As a Christian school, we value being encouraging and challenging; brave and kind; thoughtful and thankful. Pupil’s spiritual, moral social and cultural development forms the heart of everything we do and our ethos reflects this:
We endeavour to ensure and pray that each child’s love keeps on growing more and more, together with true knowledge and perfect judgement so that they will be able to choose what is best. – based upon St. Paul’s letter to the Phillppians 1: 9-10
British values are promoted through the overarching aims and objectives of PSHE by supporting our children to become healthy and responsible members of society, as well as preparing them for life in modern Britain.
The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes of every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more. At St Paul’s PSHE education enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. It 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 provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.