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St Pancras Catholic Primary

St Pancras
Catholic Primary School


PSHE at St Pancras should allow children’s needs to be at the heart of what they do as they grow into unique individuals. Lessons and activities are designed to focus on pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, as well as their behaviour and safety in class. PSHE education prepares pupils with the knowledge, understanding, skills and strategies required to live healthy, safe, productive and balanced lives. Our aim is to help pupils to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem and to make informed decisions through a range of cross-curricular tasks in the classroom. We want pupils to recognise, accept and shape their identities, to manage emotions and to communicate in a variety of ways.



Our intention is that when children leave St Pancras, they will do so with the knowledge, understanding, skills and emotions to be able to play an active, positive and successful role in today’s diverse society. We want our children to have high aspirations, a belief in themselves and realise that anything is possible. In an ever–changing world, it is important that they are aware 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 curriculum develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills which will enable children to access the wider curriculum and prepare them to be a global citizen now and in their future. It promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils, preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences for later life.


EYFS - In the Foundation Stage, PSHE and citizenship is taught as an integral part of topic work and is embedded throughout the curriculum. The objectives taught are the Personal, Social and Emotional Development statements from ‘Development Matters in the EYFS’ and the PSED Early Learning Goals.

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 - At Key Stage 1 and 2, PSHE is taught through a clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum. We ensure we cover the Health and Well-Being, Relationships and Living in the Wider World Learning Opportunities set out in the PSHE Association’s Programme of Study, which comprehensively cover the statutory Health Education and Relationships Education guidance. 

Pupils are taught discreet PSHE lessons once per week, however PSHE objectives are an integral part of all curriculum subjects and embedded in everyday life at St Pancras, aiming to prepare children for life, helping them to know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world. PSHE is an important part of school and class assemblies and collective worship, where spiritual and moral beliefs are nurtured.


Through our PSHE education, we believe we can enhance pupils’ education and help them to become caring, kind and confident individuals.  We aim to ensure that children at our school are equipped with knowledge and skills that will enable them to be ready for life as an adult in the wider world. We aim to equip children with skills that will allow them to grow into healthy and proactive members of society; who challenge stereotypes and break perceived barriers that are put in their way that stop them from reaching their true potential.

Teachers will use a range of methods to evaluate the impact of their teaching on pupils learning, to ensure that pupils make progress. The range of measures used include:

  • Checking children’s prior knowledge at the beginning of a unit.
  • Addressing any gaps in learning or misconceptions as they arise.
  • Continuous assessment from teachers during lessons, to adapt and plan for necessary changes within the scheme based on individual need.
  • Pupil voice
  • Circle times, class assemblies and whole school worship allow opportunities to address needs as they arise.
  • Learning walks