Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting
the welfare of children and young people. We expect all
staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.
If you have concerns regarding the safeguarding or
welfare of any of our pupils, please contact Mrs Elder
(Designated Safeguarding Lead,) Mrs Scott or Mrs Garcia
(Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.)
The Safeguarding and Child Protection policy can be
found here. SAFEGUARDING AND CP POLICY
Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is an essential part of the St Joseph’s Curriculum, and underpins everything that we do. We want children that come to St Joseph’s to develop into responsible, knowledgeable, motivated and caring citizens for the future – and this is where PSHE comes in.
All classes have discrete PSHE and ‘Circle Time’ sessions, but the teaching of PSHE is done flexibly, depending on need, across a wide range of subjects.
At St Joseph’s, we follow the National Curriculum for PSHE as a minimum, but do much more beyond this. We also use the Caritas resource to develop children's understanding. We hold regular ‘Super-Citizen’s’ weeks, where children are visited by representatives from the local community, for example the Police and Fire Service, to learn how they can care for their community. We have also supported work carried out by the ‘Prince’s Trust’ in re-generating the local area, and have recently set up a 'Forest Schools' programme to make improvements to our local environment. We also participate in ‘Anti-Bullying Week’ each year to ensure that our school is a happy place for all children!
You can see the key skills covered in Reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 by clicking on the links at the bottom of this page.
The main way to help your child develop their skills in PSHE is through regular discussion and reflection. You may present them with social situations or items from the news and discuss the 'rights and wrongs' of various situations. You can encourage them to be financially responsible through involving them in making decisions. You can encourage them to become responsible citizens by looking after the world around them.
You can speak with your child's teacher, or alternatively arrange an appointment with the subject leader for PSHE, Mr Keane.