Our PSHE inc RSE
At St Paul's Primary School, we teach Personal, Social, Health Education as a whole-school approach to underpin children’s development as people and because we believe that this also supports their learning capacity. Here at St Paul's, we use The Jigsaw Programme to support our teaching and learning of PSHE. The Jigsaw Programme offers us a comprehensive, carefully thought-through Scheme of Work which brings consistency and progression to our children’s learning in this vital curriculum area. Here you can see a break down of what our pupils are taught.
|Being Me in My World
|Includes understanding my own identity and how I fit well in the class, school and global community. Jigsaw Charter established.
|Includes anti-bullying (cyber and homophobic bullying included) and understanding
|Dreams and Goals
|Includes goal-setting, aspirations, who do I want to become and what would I like to do for work and to contribute to society
|Includes drugs and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices, sleep, nutrition, rest and exercise
|Includes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills, bereavement and loss
|Includes Relationships and Sex Education in the context of coping positively with change
At St Paul's, we allocate 1 hour to PSHE each week in order to teach the PSHE knowledge and skills in a developmental and age-appropriate way. These explicit lessons are reinforced and enhanced in many ways: Assemblies and collective worship, praise and reward system, Learning Charter, through relationships child to child, adult to child and adult to adult across the school. We aim to ‘live’ what is learnt and apply it to everyday situations in the school community.
This also supports the “Personal Development” and “Behaviour and Attitudes” aspects required under the Ofsted Inspection Framework, as well as significantly contributing to the school’s Safeguarding and Equality Duties, the Government’s British Values agenda and the SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural) development opportunities provided for our children.
From September 2020, schools have a statutory duty to deliver a Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) to pupils. We use our Jigsaw Programme to support our teaching of this, with explicit teaching units on relationships and sex education. These are delivered in an age appropriate way and after consultation with our stakeholders. The elements of the RSE curriculum are also embedded in the other units of work.