Mrs Louise Gray
Mrs Gray is our PSHE and RHE Subject Leader.
At St Teresa’s Catholic Academy, we aim to ensure that our children are safe, happy and successful together with God. We do this by providing a happy, purposeful and supportive environment where children are enabled to become successful learners, develop their full potential and achieve the highest educational standards they can.
Through our Personal, Social and Health Education lessons (PSHE) our children are enabled to become healthy, independent individuals. We aim to help them make sense of how they are developing personally and socially and provide them with the tools required to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up today. We strive to provide our children with learning opportunities across and beyond the curriculum, in specific lessons, circle time, special school projects and through the use of guest speakers that enrich pupils’ experiences. PSHE at St Teresa’s allows pupils to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be an active 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 helping to build relationship with those in our wider community becoming informed, active and responsible citizens.
By exploring these areas, our children learn to understand and respect our common humanity, diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.
As a Catholic school, our mission is to support the spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development of all of our pupils, rooted in the wisdom and teaching of the Church. The education of children in human sexuality is an important, precious, and privileged responsibility. The Church teaches us that this is very much a partnership with parents, in which parents are the ‘first educators’ of their children on these matters; ultimately, you confer on us the right to co-educate your children with you.
At St Teresa’s we teach Relationships and Health Education (RHE) through the ‘Life to the Full’ programme created by Ten Ten Resources. Ten Ten is an award-winning Catholic educational organisation that is well-respected and very experienced in this field of work. Their work has been approved by our Diocese and the Catholic Education service to ensure that our teachings in these areas are in line with our faith.
Together, our PSHE and RHE programmes help our children to develop an understanding of the ever-changing world in which we live, develop the skills necessary to take an active role in their community and manage their life effectively as they transition into Secondary school and adult life.