PSHE Curriculum Intent

Our intention is that all young Vincentians will experience success as a citizen of the world by supporting them in knowing and understanding their personal rights and responsibilities. Mental health and wellbeing are at the forefront of our curriculum with the children understanding that God is with them, supporting them on their journey. Alongside this we aim to develop in the children a respect for themselves and for others. We will encourage a growth mindset and share strategies that they will use to support themselves whilst focusing on their communication skills to enhance their learning.

We want to ensure the children have a secure sense of self worth, that they develop personal responsibility and build upon their resilience. The children will gain a Catholic understanding of themselves and the world in which they live in order to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships. We aim to equip children with the tools to understand, respect and show compassion for the diverse beliefs, values and attitudes that individuals and societies hold in their own communities.

The children will be supported in the process from childhood to adulthood to develop independence. We will prepare them for the world of work and develop their enterprise skills and financial awareness. Our children will be able to make informed decisions and moral choices in their lives. They will recognise the role they play in school and their wider community. We will support children’s development as human beings so they feel empowered and ready for the world beyond primary school. The children will know how to be safe and healthy citizens physically and emotionally, learning strategies to maintain personal wellbeing through an atmosphere which celebrates equality and diversity and where each of their opinions is valued and respected.

St Vincent’s is an environment from where each child will leave primary school knowing how to use their voice in the right way and make a difference to the care we take of our wider world.