Personal Social and Health Education
Our Approach to PHSE
At the Marist, our PSHE curriculum aims to prepare each child for their life in the wider world, now and in the future. We look to develop the child as a whole person, supporting them in developing the knowledge, skills and values they need to make informed decisions, overcome challenges and keep themselves safe.
PSHE is taught in weekly sessions, following the Jigsaw scheme of work. Where appropriate, teachers may adapt lessons to best meet the needs of their children. During the year, children will focus on the six areas of Being Me, Celebrating Differences, Dreams and Goals, Relationships and Healthy Me. Each year group will focus on a different aspect of the topic, so that children gain a deeper understanding as they progress through the school.
At The Marist, we also take part in a number of themed weeks and events during the year, that relate to different aspect of the PSHE curriculum. These include Anti-bullying week, World Mental Health Week and Internet Safety Day. In addition, we recognise the importance of children’s mental health. Within our school, we use worry boxes, Zones of Regulation and our ELSA team as part of an effort to create an environment which supports children’s wellbeing and mental health.