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St John XXIII Catholic Primary School Inspiring Faith in our Future


PSHRE Intent 


Our PSHE programme of study – Ten Ten Life to the Full, aims to equip our pupils with the knowledge, understanding, skills and strategies required to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society.


Our curriculum intends to develop the whole child through carefully planned and resourced lessons that foster pupils’ knowledge and skills necessary to grow personally and socially, to protect and enhance their wellbeing, to stay safe and healthy, build and maintain successful relationships and become active citizens, who are able to responsibly contribute to our diverse society.


By the time children leave St John XXIII, they will have mastered a range of skills that will support their future development. Within the PSHRE curriculum we develop these skills.

These are –

  • To be good communicators we provide opportunities for the children to discuss, debate and share their opinions on a wide range of topics and themes.
  • To be enthusiastic, lifelong learners by teaching the children how to be active and effective members of their community.
  • To understand how to keep themselves safe and be respectful in their communities we expose children to various scenarios and discuss situations they may find themselves in and what they can do to stay safe.
  • To develop their God given talents and recognise these talents in others within our diverse community. 
  • To be independent, resilient learners who enjoy challenges we expose children to a variety of challenging situations and scenarios and teach them how to develop resilience and where to go for help.
  • To develop their emotional maturity and resilience, with strategies for how to manage their emotional and mental well-being


Life to the Full promotes a deep understanding of British Values, developing appreciation of others and their value in society, as well as build positive views of themselves, so as to develop their self-worth, a strong sense of identity and become confident citizens by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. All the topics support social, moral, spiritual and cultural development and provide all pupils with appropriate and essential safeguarding knowledge to enable them to know they can ask for help.


The Ten Ten programme of study is fully in line with the learning outcomes and core themes of the PSHE Association scheme of work. It covers all the required objectives and follows the three core areas of Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. It also fulfils the requirements of the 2020 Statutory Relationship and Health Education which enables all pupils to build good, safe and healthy relationships now and in their future lives.