PSHE at OLI
Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) promotes pupils’ personal social and emotional development, as well as their health and well being. It helps to give children the knowledge and skills they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives. 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. It also gives children an understanding of the rights and responsibilities that are part of being a good citizen.
At Our Lady Immaculate we embed high quality PSHE experiences within the school day through a range of subjects, discreet lessons and carefully selected intervention programs. We always aim to make purposeful links with other subjects to make learning relevant. As part of the curriculum, we have developed age appropriate objectives to ensure that the children are receiving a broad and balanced curriculum that equips them to deal with life’s daily challenges. It is our aim that by the time the children leave us in year 6, they have not only reached their full academic potential but also as well rounded individuals ready to embark on the next phase of their education.
The PSHE curriculum follows 3 ‘Core Themes’
- Health and wellbeing
- Living in the wider world
Here are some of the many life skills the children will develop:
- Understand the importance of positive actions
- The importance of positive mental health
- Relationships and sex education
- Equality and diversity
- Staying safe, both in the real world but also online
- Protect themselves from being upset by others
- Have respect for others
- Build resilience
- Make good choices
- Have a readiness to learn
- Follow our school code of conduct
- Have the confidence to pursue their interests
Alongside the curriculum, we have playground buddies who will be helping the staff to ensure break times are a happy time for all the children. We also run the ‘Massage in Schools Programme right from Nursery to Year Six, this has allowed children to improve their readiness to learn as well as improve relationships with their peers.
If you would like to take a more detailed look of the objectives covered please take a look at our curriculum coverage under ‘Curriculum Maps’ page.
We are very excited that there is a new PSHE curriculum coming in September 2020 so during the Spring and Summer Term 2020, we will be getting ourselves ready creating our curriculum to make it relevant for our children and community. This is a brilliant opportunity and we look forward to what it has to offer.