RSE - Relationships and Sex Education - including personal, social and emotional health
‘Where there is love there is life.’ Mahatma Gandhi
Personal, Social, Health and Emotional wellbeing underpins how children learn. It is vital that we continuously support the wellbeing of all children at St Williams to enable them to meet their full potential. We promote the British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect of different faiths. As a School of Diversity we are a school rich in culture, that celebrates diversity and what we can learn from one another. We promote the virtues of tolerance, respect and compassion so that we can effectively participate in our diverse local community. We are champions of an inclusive and a multilingual school with British Values at our core. We provide children with cultural activities and experiences that enrich their learning. We ensure that our children have a secure knowledge of the Catholic faith and other world faiths.
Unique- All children are individuals with their own personalities, and we respect and celebrate our differences.
Catholic Education Service- Our RSE. curriculum is based on the Catholic teachings and values, including the school virtues of love, kindness, respect and love of learning. The 3 modules cover the following: Created and Loved by God, Created to Love Others and Created to Live in Community. We teach children that everyone is special and deserves to be treated with the upmost respect.
Broad curriculum- Our PSHE curriculum incorporates the Relationship and Sex Education as required by the government from 2021. We use Ten: Ten; Life to the Full resource to teach the subject, this is linked in with Bible scripture and Gospel virtues to ensure our children are going out into the world as respectful individuals. Our topics include Me, My Body, My Health; Emotional Wellbeing, Personal Relationships, Keeping Safe and Living in the Wider World.
Pupil leadership- Each class votes for their school council representative and Mini Vinnies. They share their thoughts on different topics and the council meets together to make improvements. The Mini Vinnies plan regular fundraising ideas to raise money for charity.
Mental health- Our Mental Health Champion provides resources and ideas to support children’s mental health. Each class contains a worry box so children can write down their worries. A member of staff will then follow up with the child and provide support to resolve their worry. Our learning mentor also provides activities for children who need extra support. Through the incorporation of The Zones of Regulation, this allows our children to explore feelings associated with the different emotions they may be feeling. As a School of Mental Wellness we teach children to recognise and explain their feelings and emotions. We ensure all children and young people know who they can talk to about their feelings and problems and seek external support when needed. We ensure all adults in school can recognise signs and offer appropriate support for our families.
Here at St William’s we have a designated Senior Leader for Mental Health for Pupils, this is Mrs. Georgina Smith
Children will have the self-confidence and resilience to meet their full potential and prepare them for the next part of their educational journey. They will have developed healthy lifestyles and relationships to enable them to lead a rewarding adult life. They will contribute positively to their community and wider world, becoming morally and socially responsible.