PSCHE teaching at Our Lady’s aims:
To assist in the growth and development of the whole person by nurturing each child’s intellectual, spiritual, moral, emotional, psychological and physical development.
To give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to become informed, active and responsible citizens.
To give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives.
To help children to make informed choices about lifestyles.
To teach the children to respect and care for the world.
To develop children’s awareness of safety issues.
To develop children’s understanding of the need for positive relationships with other members of the school and the wider community.
In the early years, provision for PSCHE is on-going and continuous, with opportunities for children to engage in activities planned by adults, as well as those, which they plan or initiate themselves.
In KS1 and KS2, we use a range of learning and teaching styles and we follow the SEAL programme of study and Dorothy.com resources. We place an emphasis on active learning, by including the children in discussions, investigations and problem solving activities. We encourage the children to take part in a range of practical activities that promote active citizenship. We organise classes in such a way that pupils are able to participate in discussion to resolve conflicts or set agreed classroom rules. We offer children the opportunity to hear visiting speakers as well as participating in activities outside the classroom.