Our PSHE curriculum allows pupils the opportunity to explore their attitudes, values and beliefs and to develop skills, language and strategies they need to live healthy, safe, responsible and balanced lives. We aim to provide our children with the relevant and accurate knowledge and opportunities to turn that knowledge into personal understanding. We aim for our pupils to develop positive relationships with themselves and others.
Our PSHE curriculum promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our pupils to prepare them for opportunities and experiences in later life. The scheme we have chosen to adopt, Jigsaw, covers all aspects of British Values throughout all of its units.
We deliver the PSHE curriculum through Jigsaw. This scheme was carefully selected through clear research due to it meeting the needs of our pupils. The scheme is a progressive and spiral scheme which supports our school pedagogy of over learning and improving long-term memory.
The 6 pieces which we cover over a 2 year cycle develop the needs of our pupils.
Celebrating Difference – supports pupils with the lack of social mix in our school area and their tolerance of this.
Dreams and Goals – our families and community are quite insular in general and this theme encourages pupils to dream, believe and achieve.
Healthy Me – we are in the top 10% of health deprivation so this theme supports and encourages pupils to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Being Me in my World – Helps to develop pupils in identifying their position in the class, school and community. Also supports us as a school and our work in being a rights respecting school.
Relationships – supports our pupils socially and emotionally, understanding and resolving conflicts and developing communication skills.
Changing Me – Covers sex and relationships education and encourages pupils to cope positively with change.
A 2 year cycle covering these 6 pieces has been mapped out to support all pupils in the mixed year group classes.
We follow the ‘Jigsaw’ scheme of work, which delivers the PSHE content progressively across each key stage and means that all classes follow the same theme each term. The scheme is very well matched to the PSHE subject guidance and also covers relationships and sex education.