Portland Road, Halifax HX3 6LA West Yorkshire

01422 360646


St Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy

We are Part of God's family; A unique gift. Faithful to God, United we excel.

We are proud to work with all the Catholic schools across our two local authority areas, particularly as the Trust grows and benefits from the expertise and knowledge that other schools joining in the future will bring.

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At St. Joseph's PSHE and RSE is structured around the PSHE Association curriculum which has been carefully developed using the most current research surrounding children's personal development. 

The three core themes from the Programme of Study are:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Relationships
  • Living in the Wider World

During key stages 1 and 2, PSHE education offers both explicit and implicit learning opportunities and experiences which reflect pupils’ increasing independence and physical and social awareness, as they move through the primary phase. It builds on the skills that pupils started to acquire during the Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS) to develop effective relationships, assume greater personal responsibility and manage personal safety, including online.

PSHE education helps pupils to manage the physical and emotional changes at puberty, introduces them to a wider world and enables them to make an active contribution to their communities.

We supplement the PSHE Association curriculum with Pol-Ed to meet our contextual needs and Ten Ten- Life to the Full to support the delivery of RSE within our Catholic context.

The aim of Catholic RSE is rooted in a particular context, that Catholic Christianity is a living tradition of lifelong learning in the knowledge and love of God. This learning is not additional to learning about ourselves and our relationships with others and the world, but constitutive of such learning because it treats of God and of all things, in their relationship to God as their beginning and their end, their origin and destiny.

Our Aim

It is our aim that St Joseph’s pupils will become informed, active and responsible citizens who will play a positive role in shaping our society for the good. We strive to create an inclusive community where child well-being is at the centre, in order for every child to develop self-confidence, positive values and a caring attitude towards others.

Our Personal Development Overview

PSHE and RSE Long Term Plan 2023-2024

Life to the Full Overview