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Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE) Education

At St. Anselm's we ensure that PSHE education contributes to personal development by helping pupils build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem, identify and manage risk, make informed choices and understand what influences their decisions. It enables them to recognise, accept and shape their identities, to understand and accommodate difference and change, to manage emotions and to communicate constructively in a variety of settings.  Developing an understanding of themselves, empathy and the ability to work with others will help pupils to form and maintain good relationships, develop the essential skills for future employability and better enjoy and manage their lives.


We teach PSHE through Ten: Ten programme, which is a leading provider of faith-based resources for Catholic primary schools.  It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially and tackles many of the moral, social, and cultural issues that are part of growing up.  We provide our children with opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.  The intent of PSHE is also to provide a starting point for our children to develop their oracy skills.  In the hope of children becoming more confident and competent in their ability to express and explain their opinions regarding school, local and global matters.


PSHE lessons ensure the following core themes across all key stages:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Relationship
  • Living  in the Wider World


We are aware of the way that PSHE supports many of the principles of safeguarding and links closely to schools Safeguarding, SMSC and British Values Policies.  We are all aware of the important role the PSHE curriculum has in supporting schools to implement the 9 protected characteristics of The Equality Act 2010.


At St. Anselm's Primary, we aim to develop children's understanding so that they:

  • develop the confidence to make the most of their abilities, by recognising their worth
  • develop confidence, oracy skills and self-esteem which enables them to put forward their views but also understand the views of others
  • work well with others through a process of collaboration
  • prepare to play an active role as citizens in a diverse society
  • develop a healthy and safe lifestyle with the ability to take appropriate risk assessments
  • develop good relationships and respect the differences between members of the school and the wider community
  • make a positive contribution to the life of the school
  • have the confidence to question when something is wrong


Through our PSHE curriculum, we recognise our duty to 'actively promote' and provide opportunities for children to understand the fundamental British Values first set out by the Government in the 'Prevent' strategy in 2014,:

  • democracy
  • the rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect
  • tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs for them to become fair, tolerant and confident adults in a forever challenging world.

    What are British Values?

    Overview of British Values

    Head Boy & Head Girl Elections

    This year we had four head girl and head boy candidates.  The speeches were well thought out and presented.  Following a democratic approach, every person in school had one vote.  

    The RSHE curriculum at St. Anselm's is taught sensitively and respectfully, in line with our Catholic teachings.  Our RSHE curriculum is delivered via the TEN TEN Curriculum 'Living Life to the Full'.

    • giving them the technical vocabulary associated with their body parts
    • giving them the knowledge to safeguard themselves from exploitation
    • a clear understanding of how their bodies will change throughout puberty
    • ability to understand positive and negative relationships
    • the ability to seek help should ever need to do so
    • understanding of the PANTS rule
      • Privates are private
      • Always remember your body belongs to you
      • No means no
      • Talk about secrets that upset you
      • Speak up, someone can help


    PSHE Leader:

    Mrs Eileen Dhak-Deputy Headteacher

    Meet Pantosaurus - our pant-wearing Dino!

    With the help of our friendly dinosaur Pantosaurus, talking PANTS is a simple way to teach your child to stay safe from abuse.

    Talk PANTS with Pantosaurus and his PANTS song #TalkPANTS

    At. St. Anselm's the children are also exposed to many dates throughout the year that are dedicated to special events.  These 'Special Days' include Armistice Day, Anti-Bullying Week, Children in Need, Chinese New Year, Safer Internet Day, Children's Mental Health Week, Autism Awareness Week, Sport Relief, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Brentford Community Give Racism the Red Card, Brentford the Joy for Movement, Black History Month, World Book Day and much more.


    PSHE encompasses all areas designed to promote children's personal, social and health development.  It vies children the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need to stay healthy and safe, develop worthwhile relationships, understand and respect differences, develop independence and responsibility, and make the most of their own abilities and those of others.

    PC Carolyn & PC Pidding

    Year 5 and Year 6 were treated by two Metropolitan Police Officers to an online Safety, Mobile Phones and Knife Crime Workshop.


    Cup of Kindness

    a simple act of kindness can make the world of difference and it is an important lesson in life that children at St. Anselm's learn as part of their schooling.



    NSPCC- Speak Out. Stay Safe.

    I am pleased to tell you that this term we have participated in the NPSCC's Speak Out. Stay Safe. Online programme.  Stay safe is a safeguarding programme available to all primary schools.  it aims to help childrne understand abus in all its forms and to recognise the signs of abus in a child friendly way.  Children are taught to speak out if they are worried, either to a trust adult or to Childline.  In the online assembly (18/10/2022), the Speak out, Staf sage. Messages are delivered in a fun and interactive way with the help of their mascot Buddy as well as special guest appearances from Ant and Dec.

    Speak Out. Stay Safe NSPCC Certificate

    Anti-Bullying Week

    The week started today with Odd Socks Day, where adults and children have worn odd socks to celebrate what makes us all unique.  This was the theme of today's assembly and the children will be discussing Anti-Bullying Week further in their PSHE lessons this week.  Parents can find more information and resources about bullying here

    https://anti- bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week/parents-and-carers



    Odd Sock Day

    Anti-Bullying Week

    Celebrating Uk Parliamentary Week

    Drowning Prevention Week 2023

    The Bridge Project 

    Year 5 and Year 6 had an opportunity to join Brentford Community Project and Worley Parsons Ltd to participate in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) project this week.  The children used their skills to work as a team to plan and develop a design for making bridges.

    The Bridge Project- Brentford Community Trust & Wolsey

    Year 6 Drug Awareness Talk- PC Carolyn

    Take a Knee- Brentford Community Trust