At St James CE Primary School we value the importance of our children’s physical, social and health education. PSHE is taught following the scheme of work from the PSHE Association (Programme Builders for Primary - Thematic) which covers all the main aspects of the national curriculum, along with additional content which we believe is important for our children to learn. We aim to support each child’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC) throughout the teaching of our curriculum. Within the rapidly changing world in which we live, it is vital that these areas are explored in a safe and supportive environment. Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Citizenship enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. Our pupils are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. They learn how society is organised and governed and experience the process of democracy in school through the School Council. We provide opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse society.

Relationships Education

From September 2020, relationships and health education is statutory in all primary schools. To see the curriculum we will be using, please click on the link below. It will also outline which resources will be used to support the teaching of topics. Please read this alongdie our relationships education poilcy which will be in the policy section of our website.

To see our curriculum map, please click here: PSHE Association Programme Builders (Thematic)