What is the vision for PSHE at St Werburgh's & St Columba's?

We realise the importance of preparing our children for the world in which we live today.

Through Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education we aim for pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.

What does our PSHE curriculum offer?

We follow a scheme of work called “I Know I Am, I Can" in Years 1-6. 

We establish sets of ground rules when conducting PSHE lessons these are:

  • Listening to others
  • Sharing opinions, right to “pass” and asking questions
  • No assumptions, non-judgemental
  • Using correct or appropriate language
  • Confidentiality
  • Seeking help and advice


PSHE does not just take place in discrete lessons it is embedded within the school curriculum and ethos.

At St Werburgh’s and St Columba’s, we aim to promote healthy, independent and responsible members of society by encouraging all children to follow our Mission Statement;

"We follow in the footsteps of Jesus to love, learn and laugh” 

We want all of 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 PSHE lessons and assemblies to develop confidence, self-motivation and an understanding of their rights and responsibilities within our diverse society.  

We teach PSHE in a variety of ways: as a discrete subject, via assemblies and through other subjects such as Forest School, RE, History, Geography, English, Maths and Science, as well as through outdoor educational visits, community work and activities. 

We hold annual events such as elections, Anti-Bullying week, celebrations of other faiths, Safety Central, Language Days, Emotional Health week, E-Safety weeks and Careers Day in order to extra support PSHE in school.

 We have Play Buddies, Pupil Parliament, School Councillors, Eco commitee, E-Safety Ambassadors and Community Ambassadors who are active in school.

We have dedicated support alongside class teaching to support emotional health and self-esteem. We have the Foxes Den in school, we provide massage, utilise guided visualisations, meditation and mindfulness to support pupils. Children have access to Mightier which is a computer generated program that enables children to self regulate through breathing activities.  Commando Joe's is another programme that takes place in school this develops confidence, self esteem, problem solving and team building. We have support from external agencies and therapists who work within school. We also have two members of staff undertaking Elsa training to further support children's emotional health and well being. Designated members of staff provide day to day support for pupils. Children and parents are happy to seek support and advice from staff when needed.

What effect does our PSHE curriculum have?

Our aim is to equip our children with the skills and emotional tools to embrace the 'Real World' outside of our school, making positive choices especially when faced with difficult ones!

Contact Us

St Werburgh & St Columba Primary School

Lightfoot Street

Tel: 01244 478968

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