"Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. These skills and attributes help pupils to stay healthy, safe and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. PSHE education helps pupils to achieve their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life.
During Key Stages 1 and 2, PSHE education offers both explicit and implicit learning opportunities and experiences which reflect pupils’ increasing independence and physical and social awareness as they move through the primary phase. It builds on the skills that pupils started to acquire during the Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS) to develop effective relationships, assume greater personal responsibility and manage personal safety, including online. PSHE education helps pupils to cope with the changes at puberty, introduces them to a wider world and enables them to make an active contribution to their communities."
-PSHE Association 2017
The PSHE education programme makes a significant contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development, their behaviour and safety and the school’s statutory responsibility to promote pupils’ wellbeing. The aim for PSHE education is to provide pupils with:
We follow Jigsaw’s core themes: Being Me; Celebrating Difference; Dreams & Goals; Healthy Me; Relationships and Changing Me.In addition to this; we also dip into the Preventative Education Curriculum within the first term. This is to educate children about protective behaviours alongside their rights and responsibilities as a child.
Our Golden Threads have been devised to meet the needs of the children in our community; to ensure that they are fully equipped to flourish in a diverse and complex society.
From these golden threads, we have built each subject's curriculum.
Enquiry = Children using a philosophical approach in circle time discussions
Diversity = The curriculum explores diverse family and relationships. Also discusses diversity in terms of disability, background and lifestyle.
Wisdom = Encouraging the children to gain experience of the world around them by exploring their own belief system.