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PHSE & RHE (2023-24)


At St Anselm’s, our PSHE and RHE curriculum enables our children to become healthy, happy, independent and responsible members of society. Our curriculum aims to help children develop personally, socially and spiritually, as loving witnesses to their Christian Faith. It is our intention that when children leave St Anselm’s, they will be equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to be able to play an active, positive and successful role in today’s diverse society and as global citizens.

In an everchanging world, we provide children with the tools they need to manage situations effectively and responsibly, developing the confidence to ask for help when needed. Learning how to deal with these factors appropriately ensures our children develop good mental health and wellbeing strategies. Teachings of rights, responsibilities, social justice and our British Values are threaded throughout the curriculum. Children learn what it means to be a member of a diverse society and understand how to participate within an inclusive school community. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. Children learn the principles of Catholic Social Teaching (CST) and ways in which they can spread God’s love in their community.

Our curriculum helps to prepare children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. Our Relationships and Health Education (RHE) curriculum ensures our children learn and know how to be safe, and how to develop healthy and positive relationships both now and in the future. Using the Ten:Ten resource, we tackle many of the moral, social and cultural matters that are a part of growing up. This is done with the teachings of Jesus Christ at the centre. The Ten:Ten scheme of work follows three broad themes to develop the children’s knowledge and understanding at an age-appropriate level. These themes ensure the children know and understand that they are created and loved by God, created to love others, and created to live in our local, national and global community.