St Catherine’s principles: Be ready, Show love, Seek truth, Feel safe underpin our PSHE and RSE curriculum.
Our intention is that when children leave St Catherine’s, they will do so with the knowledge, understanding and emotions to be able to play an active, positive and successful role in today’s diverse society. We aim to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. We want our children to have high aspirations, a belief in themselves and realise that anything is possible if they put their mind to it. In an ever–changing world, it is important that they are aware, to an appropriate level, of different factors which will affect their world and that they learn how to deal with these so that they have good mental health and well-being.
Our PSHE and RSE curriculum follows the KAPOW scheme of learning: The scheme aims to give children the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to effectively navigate the complexities of life in the 21st Century. The curriculum covers key areas which will support children to make informed choices now and in the future around their health, safety, wellbeing, relationships, and financial matters and will support them in becoming confident individuals and active members of society.
Our PSHE and RSE education curriculum also reflects our wider school community and takes into account the cultural capital of our children. We aim to add to their current life experiences and develop their understanding of the world around them. This is further supported by our celebrations of our children’s heritage on their independence days.