At St Gregory’s, personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an embedded part of our broad and balanced curriculum. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is at the heart of our school ethos. British Values are promoted through the overarching aims and objectives of PSHE by supporting our children to become healthy, curious, resilient, reflective and responsible members of society, as well as preparing them for life and work in modern Britain.

The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more.


Click HERE for PSHE Whole School Map

We recognise the value of learning PSHE. The PSHE Association evaluated research ‘A case for PSHE’

indicates that PSHE when taught well – ‘helps keep children and young people safe, physically and

emotionally healthy and prepared for life and work’. Furthermore, the PSHE Association evaluated

research ‘PSHE, Academic Attainment and Employability’ indicates that growing evidence suggests

that the skills and attributes acquired through PSHE education have a significant impact on pupils'

academic achievement, employability and future life chances.


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Change4Life - Emotionally Healthy SchoolsAt St Gregory’s we have created a bespoke scheme of work that meets the needs

of our pupils and the National Curriculum. We look at the data provided from our School Nurse visits in Reception and Year 6 and tailor our plans to ensure that our pupils’ learning is meeting the needs highlighted by these partners. This approach is in collaboration with our P.E. lead as we recognise the close link between physical and mental health. We offer extra programmes such as a weekly Change for Life session for pupils and a Bike-ability programme to try an address any issues raised.


Our curriculum map follows 6 overarching themes each half term and is assessed on each of these


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Me and My



Includes feelings/


conflict/ resolution/


Valuing Difference


Includes British Values focus

Keeping Myself Safe


Includes aspects of Relationships Education

Rights and Responsibilities


Includes money/living in the wider world/environment

Being My Best



Includes keeping healthy/Growth Mind-set/goal setting/achievement

Growing and Changing


Includes RSE-related issues


The above curriculum starts in EYFS and follows the children through to Year 6. The distribution of

the lessons complement key campaigns throughout the year, such as, Anti-Bullying Week and Safer

Internet Day. Cyber Safety is also covered as part of our Computing programme. Please see the

detailed curriculum map below for details.

Our curriculum uses open learning activities which suit the ethos of PSHE. All learning activities

allow opportunities for discussion and debate. The subject is recorded using Seesaw and each topic

assessed. Pupils keep their own journals as part of MyHappymind and reflect on their own journey

through these. Teachers’ assessment data is shared with governors regularly.

The intended impact of our intentions are:

Children will demonstrate and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual Respect,

Rule of Law and Liberty.

Children will demonstrate a healthy outlook towards school – attendance will be in-line with

national and behaviour will be good.

Children will achieve age related expectations across the wider curriculum.

Children will become healthy, curious, resilient, reflective and responsible members of society.

Children will be on their journey preparing them for life and work in modern Britain.


For a more detailed version of our curriculum map please click here


Our learning in class follows a bespoke scheme of work with lessons carefully selected from:

My Happy Mind | Parkgate Primary School

A Journey in Love

Lancashire-Fire-and-Rescue-Service - Security Solutions GB



Doing it for Dylan




Our scheme of work is carefully tailored to ensure it meets all the requirements of the DFE, PSHE

association and National Curriculum requirements. For more information about each of the partners

we work with to tailor our lessons please see below and/or click on the links for more information:

A Journey in Love

We cover the National Curriculum requirements for RSE (Relationship and Sex Education) through an archdiocesan approved programme ‘Journey in Love’. Please visit the Catholic Education section of our website and click on the links to RSE to find out more information about this programme and how we cover it in school.




We use selected lessons from Coram Life Education (SCARF), to help pupils understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. SCARF gives your child everything they need to meet the new Relationships Education and Health Education requirements, statutory from September 2020. (Please also see our RSE policy). SCARF is much more than just a scheme of work; it contributes significantly to developing the four capacities, supporting children and young people to become:

Successful learners

Confident individuals

Responsible citizens

Effective contributors


My Happy Mind | Parkgate Primary School





MyHappymind is a mental health and well-being programme to

support children in learning habits to support their own mental health.

It does also cover all the mandatory objectives from the DfE

Relationship Education Curriculum and also around 70% of the PSHE


Overview of myHappymind

We are proud to be a part of the myHappymind Family!

As a whole school program grounded in science and dedicated to building positive mental wellbeing,

myHappymind helps children understand how their brains work and creates a culture that helps to

build children's resilience, confidence, and self-esteem. myHappymind also teaches the children how

to self-regulate and manage their emotions in stressful times, allowing them to be their very best


Learn more here:

myHappymind Module Descriptions

Meet Your Brain: Understanding how your brain works and how to ensure we look after it so that

we can manage our emotions and be at our best. Growth mindset is a key part of this too.

Celebrate: Understanding your unique character strengths and learning to celebrate them. This is a

fantastic module for building self-esteem.

Appreciate: Understanding why gratitude matters and how you can develop gratitude as a habit.

Gratitude is key to well-being and resilience and we're all about making it a habit!

Relate: Understanding why positive relationships matter and how to build them. We're focussed on

the building blocks of good relationships and friendships.

Engage: Understanding how to set meaningful goals that matter and how to keep resilient in times

of challenge. This module is all about building self-esteem and resilience too.


MyHappymind also offers a parent app. Please see below for details:


Parent App Video link

Lancashire-Fire-and-Rescue-Service - Security Solutions GB


We work closely with Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service. Year 6 and Year 2 have yearly visits that cover the following areas through their ChildSafe (KS1) and RoadSense (KS2) programmes:




The aim of the ChildSafe KS1 session is to deliver an educational package that challenges the behaviour of children and their parents/carers by increasing their knowledge about

the risk that fire presents and generates awareness of the actions to be taken in the event of a fire.

ChildSafe sessions are delivered by operational crews of fire-fighters from the local fire station.


Intended Outcomes


To enable pupils to:

Recognise some of the jobs we do in the Fire & Rescue Service

Recognise useful/good uses of fire and bad uses, particularly the dangers associated with playing

with matches and lighters

Explain the importance of having a working smoke alarm

Describe what to do in the event of a fire at home – if possible by demonstrating through

interactive/role play)

RoadSense sessions are offered to pupils in Year 6. They are delivered by operational crews of firefighters

from the local fire station, or in more rural areas, by Community Safety Advisors.

Intended Outcomes

 To influence behaviour and change attitudes towards road safety by increasing their

knowledge of road safety either as a pedestrian, cyclist, or when travelling as a

passenger in a vehicle.

 To increase children’s knowledge and awareness of their surroundings either when

travelling to and from school or when out of school within their community.


We work closely with Debt Aware to deliver ‘Money Mentor’

sessions for Year 5 and 6. The following shows the module titles

and basic content as of August 2022. We are constantly up-dating our materials in order to

keep them as topical as possible. The present cost of living crisis will be reflected in our

lessons over the next few months. We try to make all the sessions enjoyable, memorable

and interactive.

Module 1 Wants/Needs

Module 2 Budgeting

Module 3 Methods of Payment and Savings

Module 4 Borrowing—Financial Risk

Module 5 World of Work (WOW)

Module 6 Enterprise—Financial Risk

Please see our curriculum map for detailed information about each module and what it covers.

Doing it for Dylan


We proudly support ‘Doing it for Dylan’ and invite a speaker to talk to the children every year about water safety. The presentation is tailored to the age group throughout the school, but the water safety message remains the same: ‘No Lifeguard, No Swimming’. Parents can follow the above link to see a presentation that can be shared with children at home. Donations to the charity can also be made via this link.

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