|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
· 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.