Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education at St. Mary’s aims to develop the whole child. We hope to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions, tailoring our lesson to the needs of the children at Rothwell St. Mary’s. With ever growing pressures on young people, we take time each half term for our mental health work through MINDMATE, nurturing children’s emotional development and giving children space to ask questions in a safe and supportive environment.


Rothwell St Mary’s uses the Leeds PSHE scheme with our diocesan RSE scheme interwoven.

Long Term Plan 2021-2022: R.-St.-M-Whole-school-curriculum-overview-PSHE 2021 2022 

Intent: Our intention is for the teaching and learning within PSHE, to be child-centred, pro-active and supportive of the current and individual needs of our pupils.


Implementation: PSHE Implementation Plan


Relevant Policies:
St-Marys-PSHE Policy-2021
SEMH Policy
Alcohol and Drug Misuse Policy
Trauma and Bereavement Policy


National Curriculum for PSHE and Mindmate:

Useful Websites:


World Mental Health Day 2021

We had a wonderful day raising awareness of the importance of mental health and wellbeing in our classrooms and outdoors in the sunshine. We wore bright and colourful clothing to show the rainbow in every corner of our school! Thank you all of our St Mary’s families who donated to our NHS gift bags. The children did a fantastic job decorating and packing the giftbags for the NHS workers who deserve our thanks and appreciation. We believe that learning about mental health and wellbeing in a child-friendly, age-appropriate way is essential for nurturing happy, healthy, empathetic children!

Children’s Mental Health Week 2021

More than ever, it is essential to take the time to look after our mental health and wellbeing. Our whole St Mary’s team have been working together to support the mental health and overall wellbeing of our pupils, ensuring they are learning but are also happy, resilient and able to cope with an ever-changing situation.

This year’s theme was ‘Express Yourself’! Each class focused on the importance of being honest with their emotions and feelings, being themselves and expressing themselves in creative and enjoyable ways. Our week was full of art, D&T, music, dance, animation, sports, baking, cooking and so much more! It has been brilliant to see so many expressive and artistic activities taking place across school and in the home’s of our pupils too, and seeing the smiling faces of the children!