Live, Love, Learn

PHSE Policy

St. Peter’s R.C. Primary School





Mission Statement

At St Peter’s R.C. Primary School, we believe that:


Together, as a faithful community,

we will live, love and learn

so that we are a reflection of Jesus,

inspiring others to walk with us




St. Peter’s R.C. Primary School believes in developing children’s notions of self-esteem and worth, recognising that we are all created in God’s image. As members of a Catholic community, it is vital that each child feels a sense of belonging. We support children in feeling positive about themselves, their learning and their relationships with others.


PSHE and Citizenship Requirements

While PSHE is a non-statutory subject, section 2.5 of the National Curriculum framework document states that:

 ‘All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice.’

It should be responsive to the needs of children and arising issues which may impact upon their wellbeing. It is expected that schools use their PSHE provision to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. PSHE education should build, where appropriate, on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum and in statutory guidance on: drug education, financial education, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.

PSHE provision reflects the aims of the school mission statement through demonstrating and encouraging the following values:

  • respect for self
  • responsibility for our own actions
  • responsibility for families, friends, school and the wider community


PSHE Provision

PSHE provision at St. Peter’s aims to develop children’s self-awareness, positive self-esteem and the confidence to achieve the following:

  • develop healthy lifestyles
  • keep themselves and others safe
  • develop worthwhile and fulfilling relationships
  • respect the differences between individuals
  • develop independence and responsibility
  • play an active role as a member of a democratic society
  • make the most of their own and others’ abilities


The content of the PSHE curriculum includes learning outcomes based on the Caritas in Action material published by Salford Diocese which focused on the social aspect of faith. Every year group will work on a common theme across each half term which is supported by additional SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) materials. In the Summer Term, SRE (Sex and Relationship Education) will also be taught using a prescriptive programme which focuses on positive relationships and self-image within a Catholic framework (see Appendix for overview).



PSHE objectives will be delivered through the following means:

  • prayer and worship activities
  • assemblies
  • circle time
  • story time
  • designated PSHE time reflected on class timetables
  • Religious Education
  • statutory elements of the Science curriculum


The long term subject overview outlines the focus for PSHE provision in each half term. It ensures there is comprehensive coverage and progression across the year groups.


Answering difficult questions

Sometimes an individual child may ask a difficult or explicit question during class discussions related to PSHE. Teachers are advised that it may not be appropriate to address such questions directly. Where appropriate, they may be addressed individually later and teachers are advised to use their own discretion and seek the support of the Head Teacher of a member of the Senior Leadership Team if they require additional support or have any concerns about the issues raised.

Where issues are raised which may cause concerns for child safety, staff are aware that the Safeguarding Policy should be followed and the named member of staff responsible for child protection, Mrs Kelleher, informed through the clearly outlined means.


Monitoring and Review

The PSHE co-ordinator is responsible for monitoring the standards of children’s work and the quality of teaching. The co-ordinator supports colleagues in the teaching of PSHE and citizenship, by giving them information about current developments in the subject and by providing a strategic lead and direction for the subject in the school. The provision of PSHE across school will be monitored by the subject leader to ensure there is comprehensive coverage and progression across the year groups.


 G McKeogh

March 2016







Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2



SEAL unit:

Good to be me

Caritas in Action:

Dignity of Work


SEAL unit:

Going for Goals



SEAL unit:


Caritas in Action:

Solidarity and Common Good


SEAL unit:

Say no to bullying



In the Beginning

Caritas in Action:



Likes and dislikes

We are helping to do God’s work


We use our gifts for each other

Understanding our own and others’ feelings

God’s gifts are for everyone


Learning to share our toys and food so that everyone has enough


Discovering God’s beautiful creation


Playing in and Caring for God’s creation

Year 1

My gifts and talents

Everybody’s work is valuable and important for the community


Working together to build up our school family

People who are important to us

Some of God’s family have plenty of food, toys and clothes. Some don’t.


Exploring the feeling of those who have plenty and those who have little.


In the Beginning


Learning from God’s creation


Making good choices – being responsible

Year 1/2

Describing our strengths and weaknesses

Finding my special job – my gift to the world


Working hard to be the best you can for others

Understanding choices

Working together to make our family happy. Exploring fairness and justice.


Who needs our help? How can we help?


God Made Me



God’s gardeners


Celebrating the harvest

Year 3

Our gifts

Exploring our understanding of work: How does work build us up?

Accepting responsibility for our behavior

Why are some parts of our area richer or poorer than others?

God – The Master Designer

All things are connected

Year 4

Acting on our worries

The many sides of working together to build up community

Caring for our own and others’ feelings

What are the needs of those in a poor area compared with those in a rich area?


God – The Caring Protector

Enough for everyone’s need but not everyone’s greed

Year 5

Managing our feelings

Recognizing and helping others to find their gift and share it

Sharing our feelings with others

Helping each other to see brothers and sisters, not strangers, in need. Raising awareness both locally and nationally.

God – The Great Provider


God – The Friend and Neighbour

Stewards of God’s world

Year 6

Accepting ourselves for who and what we are

Enabling each other to aim high

Feelings and loss

Christ’s voice in our area for those who need us the most.

God – The Image Maker (Part 1 & 2)

Seeing God in creation