Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) is a planned programme of learning where the children at St Teresa's acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain. As part of our whole school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes that children need to manage opportunities, challenges and responsibilities as they grow up, enabling them to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.
By teaching pupils to stay safe and healthy, and by building self-esteem, resilience and empathy, an effective PSHE programme can tackle barriers to learning and raise aspirations for our pupils.
Our programme aims to assist children and young people to prepare for adult life by supporting them through their physical, emotional and moral development, and helping them to understand themselves, respect others and form and sustain healthy relationships. We follow the Lancashire Scheme Live Well, Learn Well and SEAL Themes. In addition we cover citizenship through a separate cycle and provide other learning experiences through the Come and See R.E. programme, Lancashire Theme planning and other ‘themed’ events such as British Values Week, Enterprise week, Walk to School week, Anti-Bullying week and our school Healthy Eating policy.
At St. Teresa's we have a two year cycle for our PSHE curriculum and our Citizenship curriculum.