We aim that when pupils leave our school, they will have the knowledge, understanding and emotions to be able to lead active, positive and successful roles in today's diverse society. It is important to us that our pupils have high aspirations, believe in themselves and realise they are capable of great things if they put their mind to it. It is important they are equipped with skills to deal with challenges they may face and to help them have good mental health and positive wellbeing.
Our PHSE curriculum promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our pupils and prepares them for the opportunities and responsibilities they will encounter in later life. Children learn how to be safe and to understand how to develop healthy relationships both now and in their future lives through our 'Relationships and Sex Education' lessons.
We use 'Jigsaw' which is a spiral, progressive scheme of work which aims to prepare children for life, helping them to value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in our world. There is a strong emphasis on emotional literacy alongside building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. Mindfulness is also included to allow children to improve their emotional awareness, concentration and focus.
PHSE is taught across the school through Jigsaw's six half termly themes.
Term 1: Being Me in My World
Term 2: Differences (including anti-bullying)
Term 3: Dreams and Goals
Term 4: Healthy Me
Term 5: Relationships
Term 6: Changing Me
Running alongside our PHSE curriculum is our 'ALLSORTS' initiative. All classes teach a session about diversity in weekly 'allsorts' lessons. The lessons have a diversity/equalities theme. Linked with this initiative we have invited a number of speakers to our school from our local community. We also have whole school days/weeks which are themed such as anti-bullying, mental health awareness and healthy eating.
By the time our children leave our school they will: