PSHE and RSE
PSHE Education (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to successfully manage their lives – now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHE Education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.
According to the National Curriculum, every school needs to have a broad and balanced curriculum that:
- promotes the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school;
- prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life;
- promotes British values.
Primary schools in England are now required to teach Relationships and Health Education as compulsory subjects and the Department for Education strongly recommends this should also include age-appropriate Sex Education.
At Swan Lane First School we use the Jigsaw Programme. It is a whole-school approach and embodies a positive philosophy and creative teaching and learning activities to nurture children’s development as compassionate and well-rounded human beings as well as building their capacity to learn.
Jigsaw has two main aims for all children:
- To build their capacity for learning
- To equip them for life
Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, compulsory Relationships and Health Education, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. There are six Puzzles (half-term units of work) with each year group working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time.
These are as follows:
- Being Me in My World
- Celebrating Difference (including anti-bullying)
- Dreams and Goals
- Healthy Me
- Changing Me (includes all the statutory requirements for Relationships and Health Education, and Sex Education)
Hopefully that has provided you with an overview of how we deliver PSHE and RSE through the Jigsaw Programme. The information above has been taken from Jigsaw documentation to provide you with a summarised version. However, please see the separate documents below for any further information on our PSHE or RSE policies, planning overviews or the Jigsaw information leaflets.
To see the the themed weeks we hold every half-term supporting the PSHE curriculum, have a look at our SMSC gallery where you will find photographs demonstrating the activities that have taken place.