Personal Social Health and Economic Education (PSHE) is central to the wellbeing of each child and therefore embedded in the overall ethos of the whole school community. At St Mary’s each person is valued, positive relationships are encouraged and a safe and secure learning environment is available to all.

The PSHE curriculum helps children to:

  • develop high self-esteem, confidence and a strong sense of identity

  • develop respect and responsibility for themselves, for others and the world in which they live

  • develop emotional literacy ,social skills

Some of the main PSHE topics are covered in the RE syllabus as well as Science and Geography. These include:

  • Citizenship

  • Friendship

  • Healthy Lifestyle

  • Rules and Responsibilities

Sex and Relationships Education (SRE)

At St Mary’s we follow a programme called Journey in Love. This developmental and progressive programme includes tasks, activities and reflections covering the 5 areas of growth: physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual.

Healthy Lifestyles

We’re keen to promote healthy lifestyles as part of the ethos of our school.

Mike James from One Life Suffolk is going to visit each class over the coming year to do activities with the children about how to make healthy choices.

School Council

The School Council consists of a boy and girl from each year group elected by the pupils. The School Council meets regularly to discuss ideas and proposals put forward by the pupils and gives an insight into the democratic process.


St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School
Kirkley Cliff, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0DG
Tel: 01502 565384

Please contact the school office if you require a paper copy of the information on our website or wish to speak to our SENCo - Mr Lambert.