St Joseph's Rotherhithe

PSHE/ SMSC

 PSHE and SMSC Curriculum

 PSHE and SMSC run systematically through our school like a thread through all areas of the curriculum and our Catholic Ethos permeates through all that we do.

  As well as consistently promoting and demonstrating the values that are part of our school mission statement, PSHE is also taught discretely through a sequence of lessons. These lessons also cover the new criteria for Relationships and Health Education. This supports the children in their growth towards becoming good citizens that are ready and prepared for life in today's society.

On many occasions our children are involved in various workshops such as online safety, anti-radicalisation, mental health, healthy eating, road safety and drama workshops. These workshops help to promote and improve the children's confidence and awareness. Assemblies and Collective Worship take place weekly in which children learn the importance of British Values and respecting everybody's rights as well as learning about our Catholic values and reflection.

 Following Pope Francis’ advice on Laudato Si, we ensure our children have many opportunities to care for their common home. Climate Change and other environmental issues are weaved through our curriculum to raise an awareness amongst our children and equip them with the knowledge so they can grow up to become Eco-friendly adults who can contribute to a more sustainable future.  
 We believe that it is vital to work in partnership with parents to support our children's personal development and therefore we also offer a range of adult workshops in online safety and mental health and well-being.