PSHEE education is of the utmost important in developing our students’ knowledge and skills to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. Our PSHEE education helps students to develop the skills and attributes they need to manage opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face as they grow up in to adulthood. By teaching our students to stay safe and healthy, and by building self-esteem, resilience and empathy, our students can learn how to tackle barriers to learning, raise their aspirations and improve their life chances.
Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. Our School ethos supports this through encouraging our students to be Ready, Respectful and Safe. The teaching of Fundamental British Values is woven into the full curriculum.
Primary Intent for PSHEE and RSE
- To create a cohesive learning community through the promotion of our students’ SMSC development and their physical and mental health and social and emotional well-being.
- To develop Programmes of Study and experiences which will enhance students’ self-respect and confidence and encourage them to take responsibility for themselves and their actions.
- To design, and resource, an RSE programme of work within the PSHEE curriculum which enables pupils to explore the complexity of the relationships they will have both now and throughout their lives.
Implementation of PSHEE and RSE at Gildredge House
The Jigsaw Progamme is implemented across the whole school, which is a clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum.
The PSHEE curriculum has six core learning themes: Being Me in my World, Celebrating Difference, Dream and Goals, Healthy Me, Relationship & Changing Me.
The various teaching and learning activities are designed to be engaging and mindful of different learning styles and the need for differentiation and the EYFS planning is aligned to the National Early Years Framework (England).
Each lesson is built upon a Charter which underpins the behaviour and respect that is the basis for each lesson with learning intentions being specific to Relationships and Health Education and to develop emotional literacy and social skills (Jigsaw 2020).
The PSHEE scheme also incorporates the RSE policy and identifies links to British Values, Cultural Capital, SMSC into the curriculum and Citizenship and Economic Education. The Safeguarding elements are incorporated through the NSPCC Pantosaurus programme.
- Children will have an improved understanding and draw on this knowledge to shape their own lives.
- Children will recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty.
- Children will demonstrate a healthy outlook towards school – attendance will be at least in-line with national and behaviour will be good.
- Children will produce high standards of work, in line with other areas, resulting in the large majority achieving age related expectations.
- Children will develop positive and healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future.
- Children will understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age appropriate level.
- Children will have respect for themselves and others.
- Children will have positive body images.
For more information on implementation and impact, read our PSHEE and RSE Statement [PDF]