PSHEE is the explicit, taught component of our pastoral care, dealing with issues pupils may face both now, and in later life. It is a crucial part of our responsibility to keep pupils safe, to manage behaviour and to provide personal and emotional support.
Through our PSHEE lessons we aim to help our pupils to develop into healthy, independent and responsible members of society who understand their rights and responsibilities and have the confidence and skills to thrive in an ever changing world. We raise their awareness of issues relating to race, gender and health and allow them the time and opportunity, not only to develop their factual knowledge but also their communication and interpersonal skills, decision making abilities and understanding of their own personal attributes. All of this works towards enhancing pupil self-esteem and confidence, allowing them to recognise and value both their own, and other people’s achievements.
All pupils from Nursery to Year 8 follow the ‘Jigsaw’ Scheme of Work; a spiral PSHE programme, which means that the children meet the same recurring topics at the same time of year. Different aspects may be focused upon, and at each encounter, the level of demand increases and learning is progressively deepened. The Jigsaw Programme meets all the outcomes in the PSHE Association Programmes of Study, 2017.
The topics are:
Being Me in My World; includes understanding my place in the class, school and global community as well as devising Learning Charters.
Celebrating Difference; includes anti-bullying (cyber and homophobic bullying included) and diversity work.
Dreams and Goals; includes goal-setting, aspirations and resilience building.
Healthy Me; includes drugs and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices (on and off line.)
Relationships; includes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills.
Changing Me; including Sex and Relationship Education in the context of looking at and managing change.