PSHE and citizenship at St Mary’s promotes moral, social and cultural development through helping children to acquire a critical appreciation of issues of right and wrong, justice, fairness, and rights and obligations in society. It helps them to develop an understanding of how society works and how decisions are made and they take part in community and social activities that help to promote personal and social skills. Members from each junior class, as voted for by their peers, form the School Council.
The school has introduced SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) which is now embedded in all PSHE schemes of work. Our policy on Human Love has been used as an exemplary policy for other schools to follow and is rooted in our PSHE scheme of work. The school has been awarded Healthy School Status.
Opportunities to reflect on the spiritual, moral, social and cultural dimensions, and for all children to consider their own views and opinions about them, occur through many aspects of PSHE and Citizenship, in particular, as children investigate and think about topical issues, problems and events and as they participate in activities in their school, neighbourhood and communities.
We are also aware that our children have different emotional and psychological needs throughout their time with us and we endeavour to support them in every way we can. Parents and carers are encouraged to tell the school if any child is in need of additional support at any time.