At St Andrew's C of E Primary School, personal, social and health education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a 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 a global citizen 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 will have both now and throughout their lives. As a result, children will know how to be safe and to understand and develop healthy relationships both now and in their future lives.
Pupils are taught PSHE for one hour every week. We teach PSHE using ‘Jigsaw’ which is a spiral, progressive scheme of work, covering all of the above and 'aims to prepare children for life, helping them to know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world’. There is a strong emphasis on emotional Literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. It includes mindfulness to allow children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus. 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.
- Children have access to key knowledge, language and meanings in order to understand PSHE and to 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 new recommendations of teaching RSE in 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.
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 can build up tolerance and a sense of responsibility of being a global citizen.
- Children can understand the different lifestyles that people may live and be respectful and tolerant towards those leading different lives to themselves.
- Children will demonstrate and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty.
- Children will demonstrate a healthy outlook towards school – attendance will be in-line with national and behaviour will be good.
- Children will achieve age related expectations across the wider curriculum.
- Children will develop positive and healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future.
- Children will understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age appropriate level.
Children will have positive body images.
As a result of this they 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.