Sacred Heart CV Academy, St Peter's Avenue, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 1BL

01422 831360

Sacred Heart Catholic Voluntary Academy

'A community rooted in Love, growing in Faith and Truth. Learning with Christ in our hearts.'

We are proud to work with all the Catholic schools across our two local authority areas, particularly as the Trust grows and benefits from the expertise and knowledge that other schools joining in the future will bring.

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PSHE Curriculum Intent

Pupils will:

  • Have a willingness and ability to try new things.
  • Become confident, tolerant and well-rounded individuals.
  • Push themselves and persevere in everything that they do.
  • Have a good understanding of how to stay safe including online.
  • Have a good understanding how to be healthy and stay healthy.
  • Have a good understanding of how to develop safe, positive and caring relationships.
  • Have an appreciation of what it means to be a positive member of a diverse and multicultural society.
  • Have a strong self-awareness and be compassionate towards others.
  • Have a sense of responsibility.
  • Be respectful of different lifestyles that people may live.
  • Have an awareness of positive body image and the effects of the media.
  • At an age-appropriate level understand the physical aspects involved in RSE.

In addition to the pupil development, parents and carers will be aware of the importance and relevance of PSHE.

PSHE Curriculum Implementation

  • PSHE is delivered through a comprehensive programme that includes statutory Relationships and Health Education, in a spiral and progressive scheme of work.
  • It consists of six half-term units of work delivered through weekly lessons, where each class from EYFS up to Year 6 will work on the same theme at the same time but at the appropriate age and level.
    Autumn term 1a: Being Me in My World.
    Autumn term 1b: Celebrating Difference including anti-bullying.
    Spring term 2a: Dreams and Goals.
    Spring term 2b: Healthy Me.
    Summer term 3a: Relationships
    Summer 3b: Changing Me including sex education in Milestone 3.
  • Each weekly session includes a connecting activity, calming exercise and a facilitated discussion to deepen understanding with then an opportunity for an extended activity.
  • The scheme content will be shared and updated annually with parents.
  • Prior to the ‘’Changing Me’ unit, parents will be informed of the content in each year group.

PSHE Curriculum Impact

PSHE will enable our children to:

  • prepare for life: helping them know and value who they are and how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world
  • understand how they are developing personally and socially
  • be aware of the moral, social, and cultural issues that will challenge and support them growing up.
  • develop spirituality, aspiration, and motivation
  • understand how to be healthy, independent, and responsible members of society
  • be ready for the next stage in their life.