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St. Patrick’s Primary School – Personal, Social and Health Education and RHE Curriculum 

At St. Patrick’s Primary School we want every child to be happy and enthusiastic learners of PSHE and RHE, and to be eager to achieve their very best in order to fulfil their God-given talents. We firmly believe that the recipe for success is high quality  teaching, which is central to the life of our happy, caring school.


What is PSHE?

PSHE stands for Personal, Social and Health Education. It is an important part of your child's national curriculum learning.

Personal, social and health education (PSHE) helps to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. 

Learning opportunities take place in specific lessons as well as in assemblies, tutorial programmes, circle time, special school projects and other activities that enrich pupils' experiences.


How we teach PSHE at St Patrick's Catholic Primary School

We teach the statutory Relationships and Health Education through Ten Ten’s new programme for Catholic primary schools, Life to the Full. This teaches the statutory element of the curriculum within the context of a Christian understanding of human sexuality rooted in the wisdom and teaching of the Catholic Church.

Given that RHE (Relationships and Health Education) is a statutory subject for all schools from September 2020, we are embracing “the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life” by giving pupils knowledge “that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships” (DFE Statutory Guidance).

The framework of our programme is taken from the Model Catholic RSE Programme by the Catholic Education Service, which has been highlighted by the Department of Education as a work of good practice.