Get SET for Life


Get SET For Life! 

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Dear parents,

At Holy Family we are proud to be a School of Sanctuary, providing a place of safety for all; a school where everyone is valued and treated with respect. At Holy Family we live by our school values of love, respect, forgiveness, determination, belonging and honesty. 

Holy Family was the first school in the UK to be a Dementia Friendly school and we continue to develop this area as part of Citizenship. All junior classes will visit Merseyparks Care Home to continue supporting our community and help bring a little sunshine into the lives of those who live with Dementia.

As well as being committed to being a Dementia Friendly School and a School of Sanctuary,  we place a high priority on  social and emotional learning and development  as we know that this has a positive impact on their achievement in other curriculum areas.

We want children who;

"....learn how to communicate their feelings, set themselves goals and work towards them, interact successfully with others, resolve conflicts peacefully, control their anger and negotiate their was through the many complex relationships in their lives today and tomorrow." (Reva Klein - Defying Disaffection)

Through the curriculum we encourage the children to work co-operatively in groups, motivate themselves and demonstrate resilience in the face of setbacks.  We see the development of pupils' social, emotional and behavioural skills as intergral to good learning and teaching; making classrooms orderly places for learning.  This means teaching all pupils from the beginning of education to manage strong feelings, resolve conflict effectively and fairly, solve problems, work and play cooperatively and be respectful, calm, optimistic and resilient. We have recently implemented restorative practice in our school to ensure that we continue to build, maintain and repair relationships and promote peaceful problem solving and reconciliation. 

The curriculum is organised into seven themes;

New beginnings

Getting on and falling out

Say no to bullying

Going for goals!

Good to be me



In addition to the PSHE curriculum, we provide "Think Yourself Great" as an enrichment intervention to encourage self-confidence and self-esteem to those children who need a little extra support.  We also provide on-site counselling sessions from a qualified Person-Centred counsellor for any child needing extra emotional support.     

As a Catholic school we are so proud of our children's considerate and caring ways towards others.  If you have any worries about your child's emotional wellbeing please don't hesitate to come and speak to me.

Please check PSHE Twitter to see photos of visits and trips. We regularly welcome NSPCC, BullyBusters, the police, Dementia advocates and members from FACT to provide enrichment to the PSHE curriculum.

Many thanks,

Mrs J Clein





Contact the School


Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Upper Essex Street

Liverpool, L8 6QB


0151 709 3672

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