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Curriculum Statement of Intent for PSHE


The aim of Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship at Wavertree C of E School is that children are enabled to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society who play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and wider community. The school aims to educate children to their full potential, sharing in their spiritual, moral and cultural growth.

Personal, Social and Health Education lessons at Wavertree CE School help to promote physical and emotional well-being for all our children. Our planning for PSHE covers emotional health and well-being, financial awareness, sex and relationship education, drug, tobacco and alcohol education, bullying and citizenship, at a level appropriate to children’s age.

At Wavertree CE School we promote British values and prepare children for life in modern Britain; through PSHE and across the curriculum, children explore democracy, rights and responsibilities, respect and tolerance of those of different faiths, beliefs and opinions.

Opportunities to further children’s development in Personal, Social and Health Education are embedded throughout our curriculum, including R.E, PE and Science.

A wealth of enrichment activities further support and complement our PSHE curriculum. These include residential trips, school visits, community events, sports and music clubs.

PSHE is one of the many ways in which we support the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development of our children, these are at the heart of our school Christian Values and are the focus of school worship, class behaviour reward systems and celebration awards. Children are actively involved in making decisions and discussing issues surrounding their health, friendships and wellbeing through the School Council and other pupil voice activities.

HeartSmart is a creative approach to delivering the PSHE Curriculum that primary schools use to build character, emotional health and resilience in children.
It equips them with foundational principles, skills, habits and a mindset that will improve their mental health, relationships and academic achievement.

Boris, HeartSmart’s very own purpose-built Robot, provides a fun, interactive and dynamic way for children to explore their hearts, the very thing that makes them unique.

At our school we want everyone to know that they are loved, cared for and valuedWe are able to learn about how to lead our heart, when to lead from our hearts, how to process pain, how to hope and how to love others. This is an essential part of learning how to live our lives.

Please click on the star below to access the  Heartsmart Parents Flyer that explains the Heartsmart High Five.