PSHE & RSE
Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
At St Antony’s, our curriculum is underpinned by our vision and values and reflects our faith and our mission statement. We place our children at the centre of our school and seek to develop the whole child – spiritually, morally, physically, emotionally, culturally and academically so they are well prepared to meet future challenges.
PSHE Education (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to successfully manage their lives – now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHE Education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. The belief in the unique dignity of the human person made in the image and likeness of God underpins our approach to PSHE and indeed to all learning at St Antony's.
Our PSHE curriculum follows the Jigsaw PSHE Programme. Jigsaw is a whole-school mindful approach and embodies a positive philosophy and creative teaching and learning activities to nurture children’s development as compassionate and well-rounded human beings as well as building their capacity to learn.
Jigsaw Information for Parents
Relationship and Sex Education (RSE)
‘I have come that you might have life and have it to the full’ (John 10:10)
At St Antony's, our approach to RSE is rooted in the Catholic Church’s teaching and presented in a positive framework of Christian ideals. RSE is about the development of the pupil’s knowledge and understanding of what it means to be fully human, called to live in right relationships with self and others and being enabled to make moral decisions in conscience.
Through our provision we aim to:
- Help pupils grow in knowledge and understanding of Catholic teaching.
- Guide children to recognise the value of all persons, including themselves.
- Provide pupils with the attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals, in loving relationships and within the wider community.
- Encourage pupils to respect our common humanity; diversity and differences.