"Be the change you want to see in the world."
Mahatma Gandhi, Indian laywer.
In our school the teaching of Personal, Social, Health and Relationships Education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. It aims to help them 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 strive to provide our children with learning opportunities across and beyond the curriculum, in specific lessons, circle time, special school projects and other activities that enrich pupils’ experiences. It allows pupils to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. 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. At Wanborough Primary School PSHE supports many of the principles of safeguarding and its close links to the school’s Safeguarding, SMSC and British Values Policies.
Our chosen scheme (Jigsaw) provides a comprehensive PSHE Programme which covers all the requirements of the government guidance and outcomes, and more. Jigsaw’s philosophy starts by building positive self-image, a sense of identity and a healthy relationship with self, and from that starting point helps children grow healthy relationships with others. Health Education in Jigsaw embraces not only physical health but has a strong focus on mental health and emotional literacy throughout, and empowers children to be aware of their own thoughts and feelings and know how to manage and regulate these e.g. using Calm Me (mindfulness techniques). SRE (sex and relationship education), is also delivered using the Jigsaw scheme of work in the Changing Me unit taught in term 6.
The Jigsaw Scheme: the information booklet below outlines how the scheme works. Also included here are a number of documents that explain the approach to specific areas of the scheme.