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PHSCE aims to develop the underpinning qualities and skills that help promote positive behaviour and effective learning. It focuses on five social and emotional aspects of learning: self-awareness, managing feelings, motivation, empathy and social skills. 


PSHCE in the curriculum


PSHCE is taught throughout the school. Each class has a dedicated session allocated to PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education). It is also embedded in the RE and will be taught through other subjects.



We aim to develop children’s social, emotional and behavioural skills, in a number of areas:

• greater educational and work success;

• improvements in behaviour;

• increased inclusion;

• improved learning;

• greater social cohesion.


We also aim to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils, and prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.



How PSHCE is taught


We have joined the PSHCE association and are beginning to use the plans alongside SEAL planning (social and emotional aspects of learning)


This focuses on five broad social and emotional aspects of learning:


managing feelings



social skills


The SEAL materials are organised into seven themes: New Beginnings, Getting on and falling out, Say no to bullying, Going for goals!, Good to be me, Relationships and Changes. 


Social, emotional and behavioural skills underlie almost every aspect of school, home and community life, including effective learning and getting on with other people. They are fundamental to school improvement.

Where children have good skills in these areas, and are educated within an environment supportive to emotional health and well-being, they will be motivated to, and equipped to:


• be effective and successful learners;

• make and sustain friendships;

• deal with and resolve conflict effectively and fairly;

• solve problems with others or by themselves;

• manage strong feelings such as frustration, anger and anxiety;

• be able to promote calm and optimistic states that promote the achievement of goals;

• recover from setbacks and persist in the face of difficulties;

• work and play cooperatively;

• compete fairly and win and lose with dignity and respect for competitors;

• recognise and stand up for their rights and the rights of others;

• understand and value the differences and commonalities between people, respecting the right of others to have beliefs and values different from their own.


Promoting British Values at St John Fisher Catholic Primary School

The DfE have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.” The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy and these values have been reiterated by the Prime Minister this year.

St John Fisher Catholic Primary School strongly believe that Christian values and British values are mutually supportive. Please see policy for further details.


School Council

School Council meet weekly to discuss issues that they have chosen to discuss or that may arise at any time.



The following take place in Year Six:

SRE (Sex and Relationships Education)

Health Education (including drugs)


Hazard Alley

This is a purpose-built interactive safety centre, where visitors can experience 12 hazardous scenarios in perfect safety. They encourage children to identify everyday hazards and develop safe strategies to deal with potential emergencies, changing their behaviour to keep themselves and others safe. Internet safety is also.


Internet Safety

Internet Safety is taught alongside Computing in all class.

During Year Five’s trip to Hazard Alley Children learn about E-safety.

We also hold e-safety workshops.