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St Laurence Catholic Primary School

St Laurence
Catholic Primary School

Personal, Social ,Health Education and Citizenship (PSHCE)

Personal, Social, Health Education and Citizenship is an important area of the curriculum that helps children grow and develop as individuals and as members of families and communities. Through PSHCE pupils will have the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active and responsible citizens.

Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. They learn to understand and respect our common humanity, diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.

Whole school systems emphasising praise, recognition and reward exist to promote and celebrate positive behaviour and sustained effort and hard work. We want pupils to leave our school with feelings of self-confidence, self-worth and high self-esteem. We are committed to the health, safety and emotional well-being of all our pupils and staff and are proud to be recognised as a Healthy School having met national standards.

We have had an established School Council recognising the importance of pupils having a voice in decisions that affect them. The Council is made up of elected members from each class, and representatives from the staff. It represents the pupils and puts forward new ideas, suggestions and ways of solving issues.