At Sacred Heart we believe that a pupil’s Personal, Social, Emotional, Health and Economic Development is fundamental to their progress. We believe the characteristics of good citizenship, strong moral values and ambition are essential in enabling our pupils to achieve their potential. Our intent is to provide a Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (P.S.H.E.) and Citizenship to enable our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society.
At Sacred Heart we are fortunate that as well as using specific teaching schemes for teaching P.S.H.E and Citizenship, the skills and understanding are also taught through our Thrive Approach®. The Thrive Approach® can be used with all ages across EYFS, KS1 and KS2 and a bespoke curriculum is planned for each class matching the needs of the cohort. We place an emphasis on active learning by including the children in discussions, investigations and problem-solving activities. The children are also encouraged to take part in a range of practical activities that promote active citizenship, e.g. a pupils’ school council, fundraising projects, a prefect/monitor system, role play opportunities, charity fundraising, participating in special events such as termly Masses, celebrations and develop their skills or projects promoting healthy eating, etc.
We recognise the need for our provision in PSHE to meet the needs of all our pupils and the different circumstances they may find themselves in. This is reflected in the personalised and additional provision in place through group or one to one Thrive® provision.