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St James's Catholic Primary School

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 entitled ‘Life to the Full’ which is a programme of study devised by TEN TEN.

‘Life to the Full’ is a fully resourced, faith-inspired scheme of work in Relationships and Health Education for Catholic primary schools which embraces and fulfils the new statutory curriculum.

It is taught with a ‘spiral’ approach to learning, in which pupils will revisit the same topics at an age appropriate stage through their school life.

The entire teaching is underpinned with a religious understanding that our deepest identity is as a child of God, created, chosen and loved by God.


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.