PSHE

Intent, Implementation and Impact of our PSHE curriculum

 

Intent

Our vision statement reflects our desire to provide the best possible education, opportunities and environment for all who are part of our school. We believe that our school should be an inclusive community where ALL aim high, achieve well and develop self-confidence, positive values and beliefs, a sense of community, well-being and caring attitudes towards others.  PSHE is central to this ethos and equips children with the knowledge, skills and strategies to live healthy, safe and responsible lives. 

 

Implementation

At Stratford upon Avon Primary School, we deliver a Primary PSHE scheme of work including statutory Relationships and Health Education called Jigsaw. Our PSHE curriculum covers all areas of the subject. One timetabled PSHE lesson per week is taught throughout the school. All children also attend a lesson of Relax Kids each week, which is an addition to our PSHE curriculum. PSHE is also intertwined through many cross-curricular subjects, including Science, Art and Design and RE, and we also embrace PSHE through our Stratford upon Avon Curriculum Pathways and weekly assemblies, where a range of themes are covered. We also have an established school council, a pupil Safeguarding Committee (Team Safe), joint activities between year groups such as our ‘Reading Buddies,’ Year 6 monitors and weekly 'In the News' topical questions for the children to reflect and ponder upon.

Jigsaw offers a comprehensive Programme for Primary PSHE including statutory Relationships and Health Education, in a spiral, progressive and fully planned scheme of work, giving children relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others.
 
With a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health, Jigsaw 3-11 enables an engaging and relevant PSHE programme, within a whole-school approach.
 
Jigsaw lessons also include mindfulness allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus and link well to the children's weekly Relax Kids lessons.

 

Impact

Monitoring and assessment is an on-going process. Teachers use ‘assessment for learning’ as to inform planning for future lessons.