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St James’s Catholic Primary School ‘Put out into the deep’


PSCHE helps to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives.


Through the integration of PSCHE into topic work and as part of our work as a “Thinking School” pupils take part in a range of activities enabling them to work with others and recognise their own worth. They reflect on experiences and tackle many of the moral and social issues we see in school life and the wider world. The pupils learn to understand and respect diversity and differences enabling them to form effective relationships with others.

Pupils become more aware of how to look after themselves through both Science and PSCHE. We also aim to give pupils understanding of the importance of diet, hygiene and exercise and our ‘Advanced Healthy Schools’ status is recognition of our commitment to this.

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. Children 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.

We recognise the need for our provision in PSCHE to meet the needs of all children and the different circumstances they may find themselves in. This is reflected in the personalised and additional provision in place within the George Tancred Centre and carried out by the Inclusion Team.