PSHE

Intent

 At St. Andrew’s, Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more.  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. We aim to prepare children to be global citizens now and in their future roles within a global community. We want to build a PSHE curriculum that incorporates the understanding of RSE, which enables pupils to explore the complexity of the relationships they have now and to know how to be safe, preparing them to understand and develop healthy relationships in their future lives.

Implementation

We use the Jigsaw scheme which is a clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum.  We use the scheme and personalise it to meet the needs of the children.  It has 6 units, each lasting for half a term, progressively building children’s learning, at their developmental level. Our Jigsaw pieces include:  Being Me in My World, Celebrating Difference, Dreams and Goals, Healthy Me, Relationships and Changing Me.

An overview for the scheme of work for each year group can be viewed by following the links below.

Jigsaw Foundation Stage

Jigsaw Year 1

Jigsaw Year 2

Jigsaw Year 3

Jigsaw Year 4

Jigsaw Year 5

Jigsaw Year 6

 

  • Children have access to key knowledge, language and meanings in order to understand PSHE and use across the wider curriculum.
  • The Scheme of work also includes links to PSHE, British Values (BV), Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) and the language is used consistently by all staff.
  • PSHE, BV and SMSC displays throughout school reinforce the PSHE curriculum enabling children to make links.
  • Whole school, Key Stage and class assemblies make a link to PSHE, British Values and SMSC.
  • Clear and comprehensive RSE scheme of work within PSHE in line with the recommendations of teaching RSE in the National Curriculum. The teaching and learning of RSE is planned explicitly within each year group, using Jigsaw as a guide. Parents are informed of the content of the RSE programme of work during a parent meeting and further support / clarification is given if required.

 

Impact

We firmly believe that a meaningful PSHE curriculum is the key to children becoming confident, tolerant and well-rounded adults.

  • Children can approach a range of real life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate them through modern life.
  • From exposure to a range of global issues and problems, children build up tolerance and a sense of responsibility of being a global citizen.
  • Children understand the different lifestyles that people may live and be respectful and tolerant towards those leading different lives from themselves.
  • Children demonstrate and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual Respect, Rule of Law and Liberty.
  • Children demonstrate a healthy outlook towards school – attendance is in-line with national and behaviour is good.
  • Children achieve age related expectations across the wider curriculum.
  • Children develop positive and healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future.
  • Children understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age appropriate level and have positive body images. 

As a result of this children at St. Andrew’s will become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society who understand how they are developing personally and socially, and give them confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.