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St Francis Church of England School


Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education

PSHCE leader: Miss Christine Sahonta

"PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education) education is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives. As part of a whole school approach, PSHCE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society." The PSHCE Association.

At St Francis CE Primary School, we aim to promote healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We encourage all our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community through class & school councils, fundraising events, supporting nominated charities and involvement in community activities.

Our pupils are given opportunities in PSHCE lessons and assemblies to develop confidence, self-motivation and an understanding of their rights and responsibilities within our diverse society.

We also have our 'Values of the term’ which tie all of these together.

PSHCE (like SMSC, spiritual, moral, social and cultural) is embedded throughout daily life at St Francis CE. We model positive relationships, self- image and communication skills with others in all our day-to-day interactions, as well as teaching skills explicitly in discrete subjects such as Circle Time, P.S.H.C.E. lessons and assemblies. Children at St Francis also experience these key skills through RE, history, geography, literacy, maths, art, music and science, as well as outdoor learning, educational visits and links with the wider community.

We also use SEAL materials [Social and Emotional Aspects of learning] which supports developing secure friendships and building positive self-esteem and the No Outsiders Programme.

Coverage of these areas, and the associated social skills from the framework, are already embedded here at St Francis, we aim to ensure that we produce well-rounded, happy and healthy children - ready for the wider world.

Sex and Relationship Education

We follow our sex and relationship education policy which has been set up in accordance with Oxfordshire county policy. We use the living and growing resources, also linked to science, which provides focused learning for all year groups covering all areas of sex and relationship education.

Drugs Education

The School has a policy for the delivery of Drugs education that is cross curricular.


Please use your child's year group page to find out what they are learning about each half term!