PSHE & RSE

At St Joseph's we recognise that the pastoral care of our children is one of our most important roles. We educate the children through PSHE lessons - personal, social, health education and RSE lessons - Relationships and Sex Education but we are constantly supporting them to develop socially and emotionally. 
 
We realise that at different times, different children may need a little bit more support to help them socially or emotionally. This is why we have trained staff who run different pastoral groups. We also have support for children who may find lunchtimes challenging. 
 
We offer many groups throughout the school to offer further opportunities for the children to take on different leadership skills and learn different skills. These include our GIFT Team (Pupil Chaplaincy), School Council and Mental Health Ambassadors. 
 
RSE
 
We follow a Relationship Education programme for Catholic primary schools, titled Life to the Full. 

The Life to the Full programme is based on ‘A Model Catholic Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) Curriculum’ by the Catholic Education Service which was highlighted as a work of good practice by the Department of Education. Therefore, we have confidence that the programme will be fit for purpose in supporting the growth and development of your child.

Life to the Full is much more than a series of lessons. It is an entire platform of creative resources that will engage, inform and inspire our children and, indeed, you as parents. This includes interactive video content, story-based activities, employing a wide range of teaching tools, original worship music and an accompanying programme of classroom prayers.

Life to the Full covers the Statutory requirements for RSE but we supplement it with the Scheme Kapow to cover other areas of PSHE. Please see our Unit Overview below. 

Please see the Letter attached below for more information.