At Senacre Wood Primary School we value PSHE as one way to support children’s development as human beings, to enable them to understand and respect who they are, to empower them with a voice and to equip them for life and learning. We include the statutory Relationships and Health Education within our whole-school PSHE Programme.
By the end of Year 6, our learners will leave with the knowledge and skills to make safe choices in the world around them. Our PSHE and SRE curriculum will ensure that statutory content is carefully planned, delivered and understood by learners. We will give learners ample time and relevant opportunities to experience PSHE in meaningful contexts; underpinning their personal and social development.
Our PSHE curriculum and policy contribute significantly to our school’s safeguarding duties and responsibilities, as outlined in our Safeguarding policy. The curriculum contributes significantly to the school’s Equality Duties and the Government’s British Values agenda, as well as our pupil offer related to Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development.
At Senacre Wood Primary School, we use a whole school PSHE scheme called Jigsaw. Jigsaw combines PSHE, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. Jigsaw aims to help children know and value who they really are and how they are related to other people in this ever-changing world. There are six Puzzles (half-term units of work) each with six Pieces (lessons). Every year group studies the same Puzzle at the same time (sequentially ordered from September to July). This allows for whole school themes to be shared and celebrated across the school.
For details of how we implement this within our school and how we measure the impact, please read our PSHE policy.
At Senacre Wood Primary, we acknowledge the importance of Relationship, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) in the curriculum as an important element in preparing our pupils for the transition in to adult life. As a school, we are using the Jigsaw PSHE programme to teach the statutory RSHE.
Full details of our Relationships, Sex and Health Education Policy can be read in our PSHE policy which sets out what is going to be taught in each year group and provides you with further information regarding your rights as parents with regards to this important area of the curriculum.
To find out more about how the Jigsaw programme approaches RSHE, please read the parent leaflet below.
Jigsaw have also provided a very useful information booklet regarding any LGBTQ content within the new curriculum. This is also linked below for further information.
All schools are expected to provide opportunities for the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of their pupils.
As part of this, you should promote “fundamental British values”. The DfE define these values as: