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PSHE Statement of Intent St Columba’s RC Primary School.


By the time our pupils leave in Year 6, we want them to have developed the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and skills they need in order to become healthy, confident, independent and more responsible members of society.  We encourage our children to play a positive role in contributing to the life of our school and the wider community, with greater links within this subject to their faith. In doing so, we help to develop their sense of self-worth.  We teach them how society is governed and ensure that our children have the opportunity to experience the process of democracy through participation in School Council, Pupil Voice. We aim to make pupils aware of their rights and responsibilities. They learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse and multi-cultural society.  At St. Columba’s, we strive to develop our children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and this is fundamental to our beliefs as a Catholic school. By the time our pupils leave St Columba’s, we want them to:

• Know and understand what is meant by a healthy lifestyle and how to pursue one

• Be aware of safety issues and to know how to stay safe at home, in school and when influenced by their peers or others both socially and online

• Understand what makes a good relationship with others

• Have respect and empathy for all others

• Learn how to be thoughtful and responsible members of their community and their school

• Become active members of a democratic society



To achieve this, each class from Reception through to Year 6 follows the Jigsaw programme which brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning. Alongside and in union with this, the TenTen lesson content and resources are used to compliment and enhance where necessary.



The Jigsaw programme of work provides our school with an effective curriculum for wellbeing. Children are encouraged to develop the vocabulary and confidence to clearly articulate their thoughts and feelings. They know when and how they can seek the support of others. This has a positive impact on the whole child as they learn to build self-esteem and contribute positively to the wellbeing of those around them. Beyond the planned programme for PSHE education in Jigsaw sessions our curriculum also provides children with a variety of experiences that have the potential to promote their personal, moral, social and cultural development. These include:

 • Gifts for God Celebration Assembly every Friday

• Sports clubs and participating in inter-school tournaments

• Residential visits and day trips when possible when the new restrictions ease

• Extra – curricular clubs – choir, French sports  (?)

• Social and charity fundraising events - Anti-Bullying Week, Lenten fundraising

• Theme days/events - World Book Day, Science Day, Mental Health Week, Maths Day, Aspirations Week, Odd Sock Day, Special Powers Week, National Reflection Day.


Black Lives Matter – Information for families.

(See attached PDF)


Corona Virus: Covid19 Pandemic – Help and support Groups for families affected or concerned (?)


Our P.S.H.E Topics are as follows:

* Citizenship and Global Issues

* Health and Safety

* Friendships and Relationships

* Bullying and Discrimination

* All about Me

* Changes and New Beginnings

* The World of Work

* Making Choices and resolving Conflicts

* Feelings and Emotions

* Well-Being

Parent guide to Black Lives Matter