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Our Lady and Saint Anselm’s RC Primary School believes that a strong PSHE education is important to help our pupils develop into well-rounded members of society, who can make a positive contribution to their community. Through the teaching and deliverance of our PSHE curriculum, we envisage our children to grow and develop into resilient young adults who have a strong sense of self worth and confidence.

The vision for pupils, staff and others linked to our school is to always look to achieve our personal best in every aspect of school life. Our school is one where everyone is encouraged and supported to achieve their personal best. We bear a welcoming and inclusive ethos; permeating a real community feel where everyone is valued.

Our pupils and staff treat each other equitably, fairly, with kindness and with mutual respect. At all times, staff and pupils are encouraged to show a high regard for the needs and feelings of others through their actions and words. The needs and interests of all pupils, irrespective of gender, culture, ability or aptitude, will be promoted through an inclusive and varied PSHE curriculum at our school. Our environment is safe and clean with everyone sharing responsibility for it and our culture is one of continuous improvement, creativity and enthusiasm.


Our PSHE Leader is Mrs Howarth. She is responsible for liaising with other staff and professional agencies to ensure a comprehensive PSHE education is delivered throughout the school. Mrs Howarth strives to deliver engaging and meaningful learning which promotes self-confidence and resilience. It is our hope to prepare our children to become sensible young adults who are capable of making rational decisions in a diverse and multicultural society.


Scroll down to view pictures and pupil voice - Road Safety

Valley Award Citizen's Award for Year 2, 4 and 6 children.


Respecting Ourselves and Others - Some children and staff where asked what 'respect' means to them...

We have been exploring 'Respect' for ourselves and others this term.  

Last week, Class Inspire held a Respect Assembly to educate the children and staff on the importance of having respect for each other.   


Year One - Road Safety, September 2021

Reception, Years 1 and 2 have been learning about the importance of road safety. They had such a fun time learning new skills with their trained road safety leaders. 

Here are some simple tips when crossing the road with your child...


On the pavement

When walking near a road it is a good idea to:

  • hold your child's hand - don't let them run ahead
  • look out for and encourage your child to be aware of hidden entrances or driveways crossing the pavement
  • put reins on a younger child if they're not strapped in a pushchair
  • make sure your child walks on the side of the pavement away from the traffic


It can be hard for motorists to see small children, especially when they are reversing, so take extra care. Never let your child go near a road alone or even with an older child.

Children are generally not ready to cross roads on their own until they are at least eight years old - and many will not be ready even then.


Crossing the road

When crossing the road, remember the following:

  • always set a good example by choosing a safe place to cross and explaining what you're doing
  • let your child help you decide where and when it's safe to cross
  • tell your child that it's safest to cross at a pedestrian crossing or a crossing patrol
  • tell your child not to cross where they can't see far along the road
  • explain that they should not try to cross a road between parked cars; drivers won't be able to see them very well and the cars might start moving
  • use the Green Cross Code with your child - explain that you have to stop at the kerb, then look both ways and listen for traffic before crossing
  • when it's safe to cross, walk straight across the road and keep looking and listening out for traffic
  • remind your children to concentrate - they may be easily distracted, forget what they have been taught and dash out into the road
  • make sure that anyone else looking after your child follows the same road safety rules that you do

Stage 1 Right Start PowerPoint


Year 2 Education Bus - Mental Wellbeing and Feelings

Year 5 Education Bus Visit - Mental Wellbeing and Friends



Today we had a visit from Harold the Giraffe and the Education Bus. The focus for our lesson was about physical and emotional needs. Here is what a few of our children in Year Five learnt today...


"I learnt about my body and the things I should and shouldn't do to keep my body healthy."



"I learnt about body parts such as the lungs, the heart and blood cells. You shouldn't take drugs or smoke and adults should not have too much alcohol. Children should not be doing those things!"



"Today I learnt that smoking can give you tar in your lungs. That makes it hard to breathe. Also, the brain is so complicated, scientists don't know everything about the brain."



"If someone asks to ride your bike and you don't want them to, you should keep calm instead of shouting at them because that would hurt their feelings. Instead, explain why you don't want them to ride your bike."



"If you are feeling stressed, you can have a little bit of alone time to think about things. You could also talk to someone you trust like a friend or adult."