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St Antony's

Catholic Primary School

God is at the heart of our school


Curious, Loving, Independent, Creative and Knowledgeable

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.


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.


We use the Ten Ten Resources' Life to the Full to support us in our work with the children.

RSE is taught as explicit lessons through the PSHE and science curriculums but is also embedded in other areas of the curriculum and day-to-day life of the school. In PSHE, RSE is specifically covered in the units ‘Relationships’ and ‘Growing and Changing’ and in science ‘Animals Including Humans’ and ‘Living Things and Their Habitats’ also cover the statutory requirements; other elements are also covered in the Religious Education curriculum.


Children are taught by familiar adults who they have a good rapport with, in order to facilitate constructive and supportive discussions around sensitive topics in a safe and secure environment. The RSE curriculum has been mapped out clearly in the progression grids for PSHE and science which ensure coverage of all of the statutory elements by the end of the primary phase; these are delivered at the appropriate stage for our children and is supported specifically by a very thorough, spiral programme of learning from Ten:Ten - Life to the Full. Life to the Full covers all of the statutory elements of RSE and more.


Our high expectations of behaviour, interpersonal relationships, respect and tolerance of others reflect the British Values upheld in both our community and the wider world. Through our rigorous and progressive curriculum, children develop key skills and are prepared for the wider world beyond primary school, a world in which they can keep themselves safe and healthy and thrive with the support of the positive relationships they forge with those around them.


RSE is taught in three modules across the primary school from EYFS to UKS2:

Module 1: Created and Loved by God

Module 2: Created to Love Others

Module 3: Created to Live in Community