As a school we are proud of the mental health provision we provide.  Our onsite counselling service works closely with the Mental Health Support Team in Liverpool ensuring that our pupils receive the best care possible.


Get Set for Life! – PSHE

Hello and welcome to Get Set for Life – our bespoke PSHE curriculum which has been designed specifically to cater for the needs of our pupils. We are delighted to have been recently awarded Silver Status for Mental Health by Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools, which acknowledges that ” School leaders and governors have a clear mental health and well-being vision of what they want for the school and this drives decision making.

We place a huge value on relationships here at Holy Family.  As a Restorative Practice school we understand the importance of building, maintaining and repairing relationships and ensure the well-being of all our pupils is at the heart of everything we do.  

For all our pupils to reach their potential, we believe that we need to look after the whole child to ensure that both physiological and emotional needs are met  before learning can take place.  We offer a free breakfast club from 8am where all pupils can enjoy a tasty breakfast and enjoy fun activities with their friends.  All pupils have an opportunity to check in with their emotions on entering class in the morning, so that we can put support in place if it is required. We understand the importance of providing a place of sanctuary to all who attend Holy Family.  

As a school, who prioritises mental heatlh and well being, we encourage all our pupils to talk about their feelings and as a staff we have all received  training on  trauma, attachment and restorative practice, and offer support from an onsite counsellor if required.

If you have any concerns regarding your child, or would like to discuss anything with me please don’t hesitate to contact me.  I am on the gate every morning before school begins!

Mrs Clein 

Pastoral Lead, Get Set for Life teacher, Person-Centred Counsellor (MBACP)

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IntentThe intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all, that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more.

At Holy Family our bespoke personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) curriculum known as ‘Get Set for Life’ prepares our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. 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 for them 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.

In line with Holy Family’s curriculum intent, PSHE ensures that the ‘Get Set for Life’ curriculum will:

•Develop strong characters in order to be resilient and cope with adversity.
•Develop creative individuals who collaborate and co-operate and can solve problems seeing failure as an opportunity to learn.
•Develop pupils who can think critically and care about their learning so they always do their best.
•Develop pupils who care about their role as part of a family, community and the wider world; encouraging them to feel part of, and to contribute positively to fundamental British values.
•Ensure all pupils have high aspirations.
•Develop a thirst for learning for all pupils
Implementation Holy Family has developed a clear, comprehensive and bespoke scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum. The SOW combines Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) with PSHE programmes of study which include

Health and Wellbeing
Living in the Wider World

The scheme of work includes:
Recognising and understanding emotions.
Mental Health and Well-being
Conflict resolution - Restorative Practice
Coping Strategies for anger and worries.
Loss and Bereavement
Healthy Eating (PSHE, Science)
Substance Misuse
Risk Taking /Safety Diversity
Healthy relationships/bullying
Puberty/Growing up (RSE)
Personal hygiene (PSHE, Science)
Financial Education (Maths, Lifesavers – Holy Family Bank)
British Values (PSHE and History)
Democracy (School Council/Schools Parliament and History)
Citizenship (Dementia Friends)
E-Safety (PSHE and ICT)
Growth Mind-set/resilience
Inspirational people (PSHE, History, Come and See)
Dementia Friends training
ImpactChildren will demonstrate and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty.

Children will demonstrate and apply school values which have been explained by our School Council:

1.  Love - We think love means that we are accepting of everyone.
2. Forgiveness - We think forgiveness means that everyone deserves a second chance.
3. Belonging - We think belonging means everyone is welcome at Holy Family.
4. Respect - We think respect means treating others like we would like to be treated.
5. Honesty - We think honesty means that we trust each other.
6. Determination - We think determination means that we never give up and grow in resilience.

Children will demonstrate a healthy outlook towards school – attendance will be in-line with national expectation and behaviour will be good.
Children will achieve age related expectations across the wider curriculum.
Children will become healthy and responsible members of society
Children will be on their journey preparing them for life and work in modern Britain.
At Holy Family we deliver the PSHE curriculum by utilising first-hand experience and sharing good practice.
We are aware that the delivered curriculum must reflect the needs of our pupils. We believe that the purpose of PSHE education is to build, where appropriate, on the statutory guidance outlined in the Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education.
We believe that PSHE plays a vital part of primary education and as well as discrete focused lessons, it is also embedded throughout the curriculum. PSHE is integral to the development of children’s values in order for them to become a positive citizen in a forever changing community.
PSHE is an important part of school assemblies were children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.

The Scheme of work also includes opportunities to link British Values, SMSC and schools Key skills and learning values into the curriculum.

The sequential curriculum starts in Reception and follows the children through to Year 6. Topics are revisited and built on to ensure that life-skills and knowledge are embedded. The distribution of the lessons complements key campaigns throughout the year such as Alzheimer’s Awareness Week, Anti-bullying Week, Mental health Week and Refugee Week.

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