‘We Care, We Share, We Value’


What makes a good PSHE pupil at Holy Cross?

A passion for dialogue and an openness to listen to new ideas and concepts. A willingness to share thoughts and to learn from others, with an ability to emphasise. An openness and honesty within themselves and with others. An ability to consider society and what’s best for the whole, rather than the self.

PSHE at Holy Cross


At Holy Cross, it is our intent that all children will be ‘lifelong learners’ with the confidence and ability to develop their skills and understanding when having new experiences, meeting new challenges and finding themselves in unfamiliar situations.

Our approach aims to develop the qualities and attributes children need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society and the global community.

Our intention is for children to leave Holy Cross with the knowledge, understanding and emotional intelligence to be able to play an active role in society.

We want our children to desire, and have the skills needed, to build positive, respectful relationships with other people, including those who have different beliefs, religions and life choices.

Ultimately, our children will have high aspirations and an unfaltering belief in themselves and of their self-worth.


At Holy Cross we use the PSHE Association: Question Based programme of study to equip our pupils with a sound understanding of risk and the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions.

PSHE is timetabled weekly across the school

A curriculum map is given to all staff which has been developed with guidance from The PSHE Association

Visitors are used to enhance our PSHE curriculum


We firmly believe that a meaningful PSHE curriculum is the key to children becoming confident, tolerant and well-rounded adults.

Children can approach a range of real life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life.

From exposure to a range of global issues and problems, children can build up tolerance and a sense of responsibility of being a global citizen.

From engagement with a variety of Educate and Celebrate texts, children can understand the different lifestyles that people may live and be respectful and tolerant towards those leading different lives to them.


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