PSHE POLICY CONSULTATION
We are currently in the process of reviewing our PSHE Policy and would like parents to read and feedback any suggestions you may have to our policy as we have look specifically at whether our Sex and Relationship Education is fit for purpose.
If you are a parent or governor and have any comments, we would like to hear from you. Please email the school office at firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts so that we may take them into consideration when reviewing our PSHE Policy.
Consultation closes Friday 26th March 2021.
To provide pupils with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within the community.
Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They 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; diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling and healthy relationships that are an essential part of life and learning. Through our PSHE curriculum we teach children to:
- Have a sense of purpose
- Value self and others
- Form relationships
- Make and act on informed decisions
- Communicate effectively
- Work with others
- Respond to challenge
- Be an active partner in their own learning
- Be active citizens within the local community
- Explore issues related to living in a democratic society
- Become physically and mentally healthy and fulfilled individuals
- Develop their cultural capital through exploring other cultures
At Easton we choose to deliver Personal, Social, Health Education using Jigsaw, a mindful approach to PSHE. At our school we allocate time to PSHE each week in order to teach the PSHE knowledge and skills in a developmental and age-appropriate way. These explicit lessons are reinforced and enhanced in many ways - assemblies and collective worship, praise and reward system, Learning Charter, through relationships child to child, adult to child and adult to adult across the school. Jigsaw is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time. This enables each Puzzle to start with an introductory assembly, generating a whole school focus for adults and children alike.
There are six Puzzles in Jigsaw that are designed to progress in sequence from September to July. Each Puzzle has six Pieces (lessons) which work towards an ‘end product’, for example, The School Learning Charter or The Garden of Dreams and Goals.
Each Piece has two Learning Intentions: one is based on specific PSHE learning (covering the non-statutory national framework for PSHE Education but enhanced to address children’s needs today); and one is based on emotional literacy and social skills development to enhance children’s emotional and mental health.
At Easton Primary School, as in DfE guidance:
Relationships Education is defined as teaching about the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships, with particular reference to respectful friendships, family relationships and relationships with other children and adults, including online.
Health Education is defined as teaching pupils about physical health and mental wellbeing, focusing on recognising the link between the two and being able to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Sex Education is defined as teaching children about how human reproduction occurs, including how a baby is conceived and born. This draws on the knowledge of the human life cycle set out in the National Curriculum for science.
Right to withdraw from Relationship and Sex Education
The RSE curriculum consists of both statutory and non-statutory elements:
- Parents and carers do have the right to withdraw their child from the non-statutory/non science components of RSE.
- Parents do not have the right to withdraw their child from statutory relationships education, health education or the science curriculum
For more information about this please contact the school office and see the links below.