Intent: “Know the Way”

At Thurlbear, we believe that PSHE is at the core of our values and enables our children to become independent, confident, healthy and responsible members of society. Our whole-school approach to PSHE delivers a curriculum which is accessible to all and that encourages our children to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider cultural community. It aims to help them to understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We want to build a PSHE curriculum that incorporates the understanding of RSE which enables pupils to explore the complexity of relationships. As well as this, we aim to develop children who are reflective individuals who have a strong awareness of their own well-being as well as an awareness of, and respect for, others. As a result, children will know how to be safe and to understand and develop healthy relations both now and in their future lives.

Aims – pupils should be able to;

·         Have a sense of purpose

·         Value self and others

·         Form relationships

·         Make and act on informed decisions

·         Communicate effectively

·         Work with others

·         Understand and respect their bodies

·         Develop positive and healthy relationships appropriate to their age and development

·         Have positive self-esteem and body image

·         Be safe and safeguarded.

Implementation: “Show the Way”

PSHE is delivered following the Jigsaw Scheme of Work; a spiral, progressive scheme that offers us a comprehensive, carefully thought-out structure that builds on the children’s prior learning. This brings consistency to our children’s learning in this vital area of the curriculum. There is a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health, including mindfulness to allow children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus. We use the scheme and personalise it to meet the needs of our children. The scheme of work consists of 6 units, each lasting a half term. Our jigsaw pieces include:

·         Being me in my world

·         Celebrating difference

·         Dreams and goals

·         Healthy me

·         Relationships

·         Changing me.

Pupils are taught to:

·         Understand their own identity and how they fit into their class, school and global community.

·         Education on identifying and understanding bullying (promoting anti-bullying).

·         Goal setting, aspirations, how they can contribute to society with future jobs and aspirations.

·         Drugs and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices; sleep, nutrition, rest and exercise.

·         Understanding friendships, family and other relationships, conflict, resolution and communication skills, bereavement and loss.

·         Relationships and Sex Education in the context of coping positively with change.

Each lesson is built upon a charter which underpins the behaviour and respect involved in discussions and learning. These are provided by Jigsaw but are adapted to suit the needs of each classroom. Our PSHE cohesive vision helps children to value how they fit into and contribute to the world. Jigsaw equips us to deliver engaging and relevant PSHE education. We believe that it should play a vital role in the daily life of the school. British Values and spiritual, moral, social and cultural concepts are explored across our broad and balanced curriculum.

Assessment within discrete PSHE lessons will ensure that pupils are building on their skills and knowledge over time. It demonstrates progression and uniformity throughout the school.

Predetermined learning objectives allow teachers to be mindful of the assessment elements within lessons and can help them to pitch and plan subsequent lessons. Activities are included within each lesson to give children opportunity to self-assess and identify areas for self-improvement. An individual’s progress will be acknowledged through recognition within the classroom and through intrinsic motivation.

In order to be confident in the impact of PSHE across the whole community, the PSHE leader will monitor the subject through discussions with pupils, gathering evidence of written activities, monitoring displays and through ongoing discussions with colleagues.

Impact: “Grow the Way”

As an impact of teaching the PSHE curriculum at Thurlbear children will leave as happy, healthy and safe young people knowing that;

·    They can approach a range of real-life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate them through modern life.

·    From exposure to a range of global issues and problems, they can build up tolerance and a sense of responsibility of being a global citizen.

·    They can understand the different lifestyles that people may live and be respectful and tolerant towards those leading different lives to themselves.

·    They will have the courage and ability to try new things, challenge themselves and persevere.

·    They can take responsibility for their actions and demonstrate kindness and respect towards themselves and others.

·    They will demonstrate and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, and mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty.

·    They will demonstrate a healthy outlook towards school – attendance will be in-line with national and behaviour will be good.

·    They will achieve age related expectations across the wider curriculum.

·    They will develop positive and healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future.

·    They will understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age appropriate level.

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