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RSHE lessons will prepare children to be good citizens.  They will develop emotional intelligence and the ability to articulate their feelings in order to maintain good mental health as well as understanding the importance of their physical health and being healthy.  Using a growth mindset strategy, the children will become resilient, flexible learners, knowledgeable for the future.

The intent at St.Bridget's, for RSHE education is to use the starting points of the children to provide the experiences, knowledge and skills to become good citizens in the future and an indepth knowledge of positive relationships with themselves, their families and friends.

At St. Bridget's, the children will be given the vocabulary to be able to articulate their feelings.  The intention is to promote mental wellbeing and empathy across the school and into the community.  The children in our school have a range of family backgrounds and life experiences.  It is important that we build upon these experiences to provide understanding of the diversity in our country as a whole in terms of race, religion, relationships.  The intent is to develop tolerant, respectful young people, prepared for their future lives.  RSHE also develops the understanding of health and fitness.  In our school, we will give children the knowledge to be able to make informed choices with regards to diet and exercise.  In our increasingly technological world, the children in St. Bridget's use online resources frequently both in and outside of school.  Our intent is to ensure all children are able to stay safe, making the correct choices about their use of technology.

Through the use of Jigsaw- The Mindful Approach to PSHE, children will be able to communicate with their own feelings through practising their own mindfulness. This includes self- reflection, being present through 'Calm Me' sessions and also 'Pause Points' to stop and gather thoughts on learning and how we are feeling in the moment. 


The planning for RSHE lessons at St. Bridget's is based upon plans designed by the PSHE Association to support planning a personalised and flexible RSHE education scheme of work over the course of a school year. It was used to enable us to develop our pupils’ knowledge, skills and understanding based on the three core themes of the PSHE Association Programme of Study for PSHE education: health and wellbeingrelationships and living in the wider world.

The long term was adapted from Jigsaw- The Mindful Approach to PSHE, to support learning in RSHE as well as incorporating elements from the PSHE curriculum. We have adapted the programme where appropriate to support the Catholic ethos and teachings of the Church in our school. 

A spiral programme will revisit themes, gradually extending thinking, expanding knowledge and developing skills, rather than providing a series of ‘one-off’ topic. Themes can also be found in our RE, SEAL and RSHE curriculum. 

The class teachers deliver one RSHE lesson each week.  At appropriate times in the year, there are themed weeks eg, UK Parliament Week, Enterprise Week where the children focus on British Values and economic wellbeing.  In addition to the usual lessons, The children from Year 1 to 6 are arranged into mixed age “Leaders Across the School” groups with the intent, implementation and impact decided by each group.  The groups are as follows:


Mindfulness Monitors

Sports Leaders

School Council

Anti- Bullying Ambassadors


Children will develop positive and healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future.

Children will understand the physical aspects involved in RSHE at an age appropriate level.

Children will have respect for themselves and others.

Children will have positive body images.

Children will know how to keep themselves safe physically, mentally and technologically.

A Journey in Love

As a Catholic School within the Archdiocese of Liverpool, we have adopted ‘A Journey in Love’, a programme to support the non-statutory teaching of Relationships and Sex Education.
The programme is authentic to the teaching of the Catholic Church and is intended to support teachers and parents in Catholic schools to enable holistic growth of children.
As the first educators, parents/ carers are the key people who will teach children about relationships. It is hoped that ‘A Journey in Love’ will complement this teaching in an age appropriate way.
Each topic contains an emotional, social and spiritual aspect to educate the children wholesomely throughout their relationships journey in school. 
In the Spring term a parent's meeting was held to provide information to parents on our school policy and how we teach A Journey in Love at St Bridget's. The powerpoint and supporting parent's information leaflet can be found below. 

Long Term Plan

Long term plan PSHE(1)

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