PSHE and Citizenship helps to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active and responsible citizens.
Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and the community. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues.
They find out about the main political and social institutions that affect their lives and about their responsibilities, rights and duties as individuals and members of communities.
How we teach PSHE
We use a scheme called Jigsaw which is a mindful approach to PSHE for Personal, Social, Health Education, with particular emphasis on emotional literacy, mental health, SMSC and spiritual development.
With a strong emphasis on emotional literacy and nurturing mental health as the necessary underpinnings for learning, our Jigsaw scheme provides teachers with detailed, weekly lesson plans and all the resources needed to deliver engaging and relevant PSHE. With mindfulness philosophy and practice woven throughout, our Jigsaw is a unique, progressive and effective PSHE scheme of work.
We use Jigsaw as a whole-school approach to equip our children for life, helping them really know and value who they are and how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.
What must primary schools teach in Relationships Education, Health Education and Sex Education?
From September 2020, Relationships and Health Education are compulsory in all primary schools in England. For primary aged children this includes curriculum content under two headings (DfE 2019):
Relationships Education Health Education
Families and people who care for me Mental wellbeing
Caring Friendships Internet safety and harms
Respectful Relationships Physical health and fitness
Online Relationships Healthy Eating
Being safe Drugs, alcohol and tobacco
Health and prevention
Basic first aid
Changing adolescent body