PERSONAL, SOCIAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION
We believe that PSHE permeates the ethos of the school, encompassing our School vision: ‘I praise you because You made me in an amazing and wonderful way.’ (NCB Psalm 139:14), and our Christian values of Responsibility, Respect, Honesty, Thoughtfulness and Perseverance. PSHE can take place in lessons and informally in the attitudes, relationships and behaviour of our whole school including parents, governors and members of the community.
We believe that PSHE is central to the development of the pupils in our school. We aim to help them learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others, build resilience and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. There is also a strong emphasis on emotional literacy and nurturing mental and physical health. Pupils reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. They learn to understand and respect our common humanity, celebrate diversity and differences so that they can go on to form effective and fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.
Our whole curriculum is shaped by our school vision which aims to enable all children, regardless of background, ability, additional needs, to flourish to become the very best version of themselves they can possibly be. At Seer Green CE School, we use ‘Jigsaw’ which offers a comprehensive Programme for Primary PSHE, including statutory Relationships and Health Education. It is a spiral, progressive and fully planned scheme of work. This gives children relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others. The main themes are:
- Being Me in My World
- Celebrating Difference
- Dreams and Goals
- Healthy Me
- Changing Me
The Jigsaw PSHE Sex and Relationships Education unit of work, Changing Me, also complements our school’s ethos and values. It aims to give children their entitlement to information about relationships, puberty and human reproduction, appropriate to the ages and stages of development. It is treated in a matter of fact manner to allay embarrassment and fear. Opportunities are available for liaison with parents on sensitive issues.
All pupils feel safe and secure. They are aware that their contributions and opinions are valued. School is a place that is warm and welcoming where all care for each other and give support. The personal development of our pupils is at the core of all our teaching and the wider life of the school. By the time children leave our school they will have:
- a ready willingness and ability to try new things, push themselves and persevere.
- a good understanding of how to stay safe and healthy and develop good relationships.
- an appreciation of what it means to be a positive member of a diverse, multicultural society.
- a strong self-awareness, interlinked with compassion of others