Personal, Social and Health Education
PSHE at Blessed Mother Teresa’s Catholic Primary School
At Blessed Mother Teresa’s we teach the statutory Relationships and Health Education through Ten Ten’s new programme for Catholic primary schools, Life to the Full. This teaches the statutory element of the curriculum within the context of a Christian understanding of human sexuality rooted in the wisdom and teaching of the Catholic Church.
Given that RHE (Relationships and Health Education) is a statutory subject for all schools from September 2020, we are embracing “the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life” by giving pupils knowledge “that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships” (DFE Statutory Guidance).
We will deliver this teaching through the prism of Catholic RSHE. The framework of our programme is taken from the Model Catholic RSE Programme by the Catholic Education Service, which has been highlighted by the Department of Education as a work of good practice.
Personal, Social & Health Education curriculum statement
PSHE link to DfE Statutory Guidance
PSHE School guide for parents
PSHE key dates 2020-2021
Cultural Capital Link - Dentist Visit
We had a special visit from a Staffordshire dentist practice to tell us all about how to look after our teeth. Dr. Segel from Millennium Dentistry delivered a talk with interactive videos and props to get the children involved. There was lots of opportunities for the children to learn about oral hygiene and take this information away with them to include in their daily routines enabling them to stay healthy.
"Thank you so much for visiting and giving such an interactive session to our nursery children. The children were very focused and were eager to share their knowledge. They enjoyed role-playing using the available resources and the loved the timers."
"The information targeted the age group well and the children took away with them some really useful information that they can now use in their everyday life."
PC Buck and PCSO Ludlow-Smith came to join our parent workshop to talk about their special jobs. We had great fun learning about their work within the community. We also got to sit in the police car. Great fun was had by all the children, family members and teachers.
"I liked sitting in the drivers seat because it was big and fun," Megan said.
"I liked it when the lights and the sounds went off on the police car," said Daniel.
Here is 'What the children say...'
Year 5 - "We had lots of fun in PSHE when the PCSOs came in to support us in completing our police cadet training."
Aimee - "I enjoy everything about PSHE, I especially liked it when the mayor visited us in our school."
The Best of the Best
A Manchester United player from the age of seven, Rashford scored two goals on both his first-team debut against Midtjylland in the UEFA Europa League in February 2016 and his Premier League debut against Arsenal three days later. He also scored in his first Manchester derby match, his first EFL Cup match and his first UEFA Champions League match. With United, Rashford has so far won the FA Cup, EFL Cup, FA Community Shield and Europa League.
Rashford scored on his England debut in May 2016, becoming the youngest English player to score in his first senior international match. He played at the UEFA Euro 2016 as the tournament's youngest player, and also represented England at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Rashford also publicly campaigns on the issues of homelessness and child hunger in the United Kingdom, and has been praised for using his platform to be a political activist and philanthropist to drive societal change. For his efforts, he was recognised by Queen Elizabeth II and awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2020.