At St Pancras Catholic Primary School we regard PSHE and Citizenship as an important,
integral component of the whole curriculum. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum,
ensuring that it:
Promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our children and
Prepares our children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences they already
face and for adult life.
Provides information about keeping healthy and safe, emotionally and physically.
Encourages our children to understand how all actions have consequences and how they can
make informed choices to help themselves, others and the environment.
The aims of PSHE and Citizenship fall into 3 core themes:
Health & Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World.
Health & Wellbeing
Know and understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle.
Know how to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing.
Be aware of safety issues, including how to respond in an emergency.
Know how to manage change, including puberty, transition and loss.
Develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships within a range of social and cultural
Know how to recognise and manage emotions within a range of relationships.
Know how to recognise risky or negative relationships, including all forms of bullying and
abuse, and ask for help.
Know how to respect equality and diversity in relationships.
Living in the Wider World
Know the importance of responsible behaviours and actions.
Be responsible and independent members of the school community.
Be positive and active members of a democratic society.
Know about the importance of respecting and protecting the environment.
Develop self-confidence and self-esteem and make informed choices regarding personal and
Develop good relationships with other members of the school and the wider community.
Know about where money comes from, keeping it safe and the importance of managing it
Have a basic understanding of enterprise.
PSHE and Citizenship cannot always be confined to specific timetabled time. PSHE and
Citizenship is delivered within a whole school approach which includes:
Dedicated curriculum time
Teaching PSHE and Citizenship through and in other subjects/curriculum areas
PSHE and Citizenship activities and school events
Pastoral care and guidance
A wide range of teaching and learning styles are evident in lessons and emphasis is placed
on active learning. Children are encouraged to take part in a range of practical activities
that promote active citizenship, e.g. charity fundraising.
The children have an active School Council and Eco Council where children from each class
are elected to represent the class’s views.