St Joseph and St Teresa

Catholic Primary School


PSHE Curriculum

Intent and Implementation Statements for Personal, Social, Emotional and Health Curriculum




Why our PSHE curriculum looks like this:


PSHE 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.




How PSHE is taught at St. Joseph and St Teresa’s:

At St Joseph and St Teresa’s we deliver the PSHE curriculum by utilising first-hand experience and sharing good practice and it is every staff members responsibility to do this by being a role model and having high expectations of St Joseph and St Teresa’s pupils.


The delivered curriculum (scheme of work) reflects the needs of our pupils and is tailored to meet specific needs. We expect teachers to use the PSHE programme to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions.


Through the programme of study the children should have a good balance of these overarching concepts: 

  • Education and Virtue
  • Religious understanding of the human person: loving myself / others
  • Me, my body and my health
  • Emotional well-being and attitudes
  • Life cycles and fertility
  • Personal relationships
  • Keeping safe and people who can help me
  • Religious understanding of the importance of human communities
  • Living in the wider world

At St Joseph and St Teresa’s we believe that PSHE plays a vital part of primary education and needs to be taught at least weekly; although there will also be opportunity to make cross curricular links and these opportunities should not be missed. This enables staff to ensure full coverage of the PSHE scheme of work. There are always occasions where staff may feel it necessary to teach PSHE as a result of an issue which has arisen in their own class.


PSHE is integral to the development of children’s values in order for them to become a positive citizen in a forever changing community.


PSHE is an important part of school assemblies and collective worship where children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.