St. Mary's Catholic Federation, Carshalton

St. Mary's Catholic Federation, Carshalton

Learning, Playing and Growing together in the Love of Jesus

PSHE & EPR

Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) and Education in Personal Relationships (EPR)

These two titles form the basis for the personal and pastoral aspects of the school, emerging primarily from the Religious Education curriculum. Much of this learning however, takes place beyond the curriculum.

“Personal, social, health education (PSHE) help to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens” The National Curriculum

PSHE is taught both discretely and integrated with other subjects. The school council discusses matters of interest with the elected pupils who convey the agenda and decisions to the rest of the children in the class through Class Council.

Relationship education lays its emphasis upon loving relationships, culminating in Y6 with the children watching the Sex Education video entitled “Growing Up”. Parents are consulted and given the opportunity to watch the video prior to the children being shown it and we accept that they have a right to withdraw their children from seeing the video and subsequent follow-up sessions. The programme of Education in Human Love written by Sister Jude Groden has been introduced to all from Nursery to Year 6 on the recommendation of the Education Commission.