St. Mary’s CE Junior School is a learning environment where each child is encouraged to develop their full potential and where their achievements are celebrated. We believe that all individuals are of equal worth and we seek to foster mutual respect and responsibility in a happy caring Christian atmosphere. The teaching and learning of PSHE and Citizenship at St Mary’s supports and upholds this vision.
PSHE and citizenship deal directly with the diverse values, beliefs and attitudes of individuals and society. They help pupils acquire British attitudes and values which are necessary if they are to make sense of their experiences, value themselves and respect others, appreciate difference and diversity and feel confident and informed British citizens.
At St Mary’s CE Junior School we believe that PSHE education cannot and should not exist in isolation; it must be part of a whole school approach. Our curriculum provides structured opportunities for class teachers and pupils to explore a wide range of social, moral, cultural and behavioural issues. The material is informed by our core Christian values and the teaching of children’s rights as outlined in the United Nations Convention for the Rights of the Child.