Aims and Objectives
Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education (SMSC) enable children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. At St Mary’s, we:
- encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community and, in so doing, we help to develop their sense of self-worth;
- teach them how society is organised and governed;
- ensure that they experience the process of democracy in school through the school council;
- teach them about rights and responsibilities;
- foster in them an appreciation of what it means to be a positive member of a diverse multicultural society.
The aims of Personal, Social and Health Education and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education are to enable the children to:
- know and understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle;
- be aware of safety issues;
- understand what makes for good relationships with others;
- have respect for others;
- be independent and responsible members of the school community;
- be positive and active members of a democratic society;
- develop self-confidence and self-esteem, and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues;
- develop good relationships with other members of the school and the wider community.
Random Acts of Kindness
St Mary’s will be dedicating some time to perform Random Acts of Kindness around school, in the community and at home. Our aim is to promote our principle British Values and Character Matters traits showing mutual respect, tolerance of those with different beliefs, respecting our environment, being fair and making the right choices.
We hope to brighten another person’s day by being thoughtful, kind and caring and to inspire others to practice kindness and pass it on.