Our PSHE curriculum aims to provide pupils with the knowledge, understanding and emotions to be able to play an active, positive and successful role in today’s diverse society. We want our children to have high aspirations, a belief in themselves and realise that anything is possible if they put their mind to it.
Our RSE curriculum aims to help children to feel comfortable and confident in their own skin, understand their bodies, express emotions safely and manage their behaviours.
Pupils are taught PSHE using ‘Jigsaw’ which is a spiral, progressive scheme of work, covering all of the above and 'aims to prepare children for life, helping them to know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world’. There is a strong emphasis on emotional Literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. It includes mindfulness to allow children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus.
PSHE is taught through Jigsaw’s six half-termly themes with each year group studying the same unit at the same time (at their own level):
Term 1: Being Me in My World
Term 2: Celebrating Differences
Term 3: Dreams and Goals
Term 4: Healthy Me
Term 5: Relationships
Term 6: Changing Me (including Sex Education)
It also identifies links to British Values, and SMSC and is taught in such a way as to reflect the overall aims, values, and ethos of the school.
At Sandown, we also teach aspects of Sex Education that is covered in our Science Curriculum. Alongside this, we teach about different kinds of relationships, so that our pupils have an understanding of the full diversity of the world they live in and be prepared for life in modern Britain. The Sex Education aspects of PSHE are taught through Jigsaw and Christopher Winter resources.
- PSHE, including SMSC and BV, is an integral part of the whole school curriculum, and is often taught alongside other subject areas.
- Visitors such as emergency services and the school nurse complement our PSHE curriculum to offer additional learning.
- We encourage our pupils to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
- Assemblies are linked to PSHE, British Values and SMSC and cover any additional sessions that would benefit the whole school.
- PSHE, BV and SMSC displays throughout school reinforce the PSHE curriculum enabling children to make links.
Our PSHE curriculum reflects the needs of our pupils, supports the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our pupils and promotes British Values.
We want our pupils to:
- be able to understand and manage their emotions
- be able to look after their mental health and well-being
- be able to develop positive, healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future.
- understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age appropriate level
- have respect for themselves and others.
- have a positive self esteem
- be on their way to becoming healthy, open minded, respectful, socially and morally responsible, active members of society
- appreciate difference and diversity
- recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty