PSHE Education is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives with now and in their futures.
It develops the qualities and attributes children need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society and the global community.
At Somerville the Primary School uses the Jigsaw programme to support us in our teaching of PSHE aspects including Relationships and Health Education as compulsory subjects along with age appropriate Sex Education as recommended by the Department for Education.
At Somerville we have a statutory responsibility to safeguard our pupils (Keeping Children Safe in Education, DfE, 2020) and to uphold the Equality Act (2010).The Jigsaw Programme supports all of these requirements and has children’s wellbeing at its heart.
You can read more information about our Jigsaw programme in the two leaflets below.
If you require any further information please contact the school office and you can speak to the PSHE lead in the school.
Further information can be found here: https://www.jigsawpshe.com/information-for-parents-and-carers/
What is PSHE Education?
PSHE Education (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to successfully manage their lives – now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHE Education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.
What do schools have to teach in PSHE Education?
According to the National Curriculum, every school needs to have a broad and balanced curriculum that:
• promotes the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school;
• prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life;
• promotes British values.
What is Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE, and how does it work?
Jigsaw is a whole-school approach and embodies a positive philosophy and creative teaching and learning activities to nurture children’s development as compassionate and well-rounded human beings as well as building their capacity to learn.
Jigsaw is a comprehensive and completely original PSHE Education programme (lesson plans and teaching resources) for the whole primary school from ages 3-11. Written by teachers and grounded in sound psychology, it also includes all the statutory requirements for Relationships and Health Education, and Sex Education is also included in the Changing Me Puzzle (unit).
Jigsaw has two main aims for all children:
• To build their capacity for learning
• To equip them for life
Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, compulsory Relationships and Health Education, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. It is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time at their own level. There are six Puzzles (half-term units of work) and each year group is taught one lesson per week. All lessons are delivered in an age- and stage-appropriate way so that they meet children’s needs.
Each Puzzle starts with an introductory assembly, generating a whole school focus for adults and children alike. There is also a Weekly Celebration that highlights a theme from that week’s lesson across the school encouraging children to live that learning in their behaviour and attitudes.
Somerville PSHE (including RSHE) Policy
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