Our vision statement reflects a passionate commitment to loving learning. It is driven by our desire to offer the best possible education for our pupils in partnership with parents, the Church and our local community.
It is through PSHE that pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepared for life and work. Children at St Chad’s develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, team work and critical thinking.
PSHE at St Chad’s takes a mindful approach. We prepare children for life, helping them really know and value who they truly are and understand how they relate to other people in our ever-changing world. Our PSHE curriculum encourages our children to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices, and in achieving economic wellbeing. We focus on providing opportunities for children to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes, and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future.
Through PSHE lessons, teachers have the opportunity to reduce or remove many of the barriers to learning experienced by pupils, significantly improving their capacity to learn and achieve.
At St Chad’s, we value children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. We dedicate time to develop children’s awareness and understanding of issues that involve differing beliefs and values in human society. We discuss issues of right and wrong, justice, fairness, rights and obligations in society. We also inspire children and equip them with the tools and skills they need to become effective members of society.
Relationships and sex education (RSE) is an important part of PSHE education. We develop our RSE policy alongside our parents/carers. It is important to us to ensure parents/carers know what is being taught, have time to ask questions and share concerns with us.
Our RSE provides the building blocks for positive and safe relationships of all kinds. Our planning and lessons ensure children from all backgrounds are supported and all children can thrive in modern Britain.