‘I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.’ (John 10:10)
At St Thomas’, our PSHE curriculum focuses on providing pupils with positive and exciting opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding that are needed to flourish as individuals, so they are able to stay safe and healthy, living fulfilled lives in modern Britain. We believe that PSHE makes a significant contribution to the promotion of a young person’s sense of identity and self-esteem. It helps them to cherish themselves and others by understanding that they are uniquely and wonderfully made in the image of God. PSHE enables them to recognise and manage their emotions and to communicate positively in a range of different scenarios, building resilience to handle setbacks and the challenges presented by an increasingly complex world. At St Thomas’, we focus on developing pupils’ emotional literacy which we feel is crucial to developing well-rounded individuals. PSHE lessons contribute to the development of self-awareness, social skills, managing feelings, motivation and empathy. We are committed to pupil’s well-being and personal development in order to help them thrive across the whole curriculum.