You, Me, Everyone
Our RSHE, PSHE and Wellbeing programme
"Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love."
“Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
At Ursuline Catholic Primary You, Me and Everyone teaches our Relationship Sex and Health Education (RSHE), Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) and Wellbeing curriculum. RSHE contributes to all aspects of school life and encompasses the gospel values that we aim to promote. Our intention is to promote pupil’s personal, spiritual and health education as well as their emotional development and well-being. We aim to promote this through strong links and connections with Catholic teaching and gospel values. The intent of RSHE is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child. At Ursuline we want our pupils to become healthy, responsible members of society. We aim to help children understand how they are developing personally and socially and to know that their own health, both physical and mental, is central to who they are. It is important that we encourage our children to grow into outstanding citizens.
We provide pupils with the knowledge and understanding of healthy relationships and positive health outcomes that they will need in order to reach their full potential as individuals and as part of a wider community. We want them to understand and live out positive healthy relationships through to adulthood. At Ursuline, all pupils are encouraged to develop a positive sense of self-worth. We aim for children to have a respect and love for their own bodies and minds and for those around them so that they will continue to nurture this through their lives.
The belief in the unique dignity of the human person made in the image and likeness of God underpins the approach to all education in a Catholic school. Our approach to RSE therefore is rooted in the Catholic Church’s teaching of the human person and presented in a positive framework of Christian ideals.
You, Me Everyone is implemented in different ways at Ursuline. We use a range of resources, including Journey in Love, Life to the Full and No Outsiders, to deliver a curriculum that has been tailored to the needs of our children and the community. Children are taught discrete lessons on relationships and health education from EYFS up to Y6. Sex education is taught through the ‘Journey in Love’ programme. The teaching of relationships and health is rooted in Christian and Gospel values. ’Life to the Full´ examines health with a Catholic Lens through the teaching of three core modules: Created and Loved by God, Created to Love Others and Created to Live in Community’ Through these umbrella themes, children are taught the statutory objectives. They will learn aspects such as respecting their own bodies, strategies to support emotional well-being and the impact of the internet and social media on emotional health. They will learn how to cope with strong and intense feelings.
Created and Loved by God explores the individual. Rooted in the teaching that we are made in the image and likeness of God, it helps children to develop an understanding of the importance of valuing themselves as the basis for personal relationships.
Created to Love Others explores the individual’s relationship with others. Building on the understanding that we have been created out of love and for love, this unit explores how we take this calling into our family, friendships and relationships and teaches strategies for developing healthy relationships and keeping safe.
Created to live in the Community explores the individual’s relationship with the wider world. Here we explore how human beings are relational by nature and are called to love others in the wider community through service, through dialogue and through working for the common good.
RSHE is also taught through other subjects in school. Objectives are covered through areas such as Science where pupils are taught about the importance of healthy eating and the risks associated with poor diet.
During our ‘Journey in Love’ and ‘Life to the Full’ programmes, pupils learn about their changing bodies and the impact of puberty so they can understand the physical and emotional changes that will take place.
Internet Safety Week allows pupils to explore the benefits and risks associated with time spent online and learn how to keep themselves safe. Ursuline celebrates Children’s mental Health Week each year with a range of activities related to positive mental health. Weekly assemblies and well-being Friday enable pupils to address many aspects of their physical and mental well-being.
Ursuline provides a range of extra-curricular activities that promote positive health and well-being.
The impact of teaching RSHE Education at Ursuline is that all pupils will leave us with the knowledge and understanding that their body was made in God’s likeness and therefore they have a responsibility to take care of it in the best way that they can. They will also appreciate that others around them were also created in God’s image and they therefore have a collective responsibility for the health and well-being of those in their community. We want pupils to take this ethos through their secondary education and beyond.
Teaching RSHE through our You, Me, Everyone curriculum we provide children with the knowledge, understanding, values and skills that they will need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within their wider community.