PSHE is taught through the Jigsaw scheme of work. As a school, we aim to provide children with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within the community.
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 the school and our community. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
They learn to understand and respect our common humanity; diversity and differences so that they can go on to form effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.
Jigsaw PSHE will support the development of the skills, attitudes, values and behaviour, which enables pupils to:
Have a sense of purpose
Value self and others
Make and act on informed decisions
Work with others
Respond to challenge
Be an active partner in their own learning
Be active citizens within the local community
Explore issues related to living in a democratic society
Become healthy and fulfilled individuals
Jigsaw covers all areas of PSHE for the primary phase, as shown below.
Autumn 1: Being Me in My World
This includes understanding my place in the class, school and global community as well as devising Learning Charters.
Autumn 2: Celebrating Difference
This includes anti-bullying and diversity work.
Spring 1: Dreams and Goals
This includes goal setting and aspirations.
Spring 2: Healthy Me
This includes healthy lifestyle choices, confidence and self-esteem.
Summer 1: Relationships
This includes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills.
Summer 2: Changing Me
This includes looking at changes within ourselves and coping with these changes.
Unicef Rights Respecting School Award
Unicef works with schools in the UK to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive. The Rights Respecting Schools Award embeds these values in daily school life and gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens.
The Award recognises a school’s achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into practice within the school and beyond.
This spring term we were awarded the Unicef Rights Respecting Bronze: Rights Committed award! We will be working hard over the coming year to achieve the Silver: Rights Aware award.