PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education)

PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education)

Intent

We believe that our PSHE provision supports children in acquiring  the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives – now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, our PSHE Education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

Implementation

At Devoran School, we have been delivering our Relationships and Health Education (including Sex Education (RSE) for many years and for the past five years delivering this using the ‘Jigsaw’ programme of learning. This has recently been updated to ensure that it fulfils the statutory expectations for Relationships and Health Education. 

Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, Relationships and Health Education, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. It also identifies links to British Values, and SMSC and is taught in such a way as to reflect the overall aims, values, and ethos of the school.

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.

The puzzles pieces are:

o   Being Me in My World

o   Celebrating Difference

o   Dreams and Goals

o   Healthy Me

o   Relationships

o   Changing Me

Impact

We are proud of the rich PSHE and RSE work that we deliver as part of our Personal Development programme to our pupils, the evidence being seen through the confident, emotionally literate, respectful and independent pupils that leave us at the end of year 6.

Our pupils demonstrate excellent behaviour and understand the importance of being ‘Ready, Respectful and Safe’.

Pupils leave us ready for their next step into Secondary school and are armed with skills, knowledge and understanding for a successful transition.  Our pupils leave us fully prepared for life in an ever-changing modern Britain and they have the tools and understanding they need to succeed, keep themselves safe, healthy and thrive.

 

A combination of half termly assessments, book looks and pupil voice enable us to monitor the impact of our provision. We also take account of pupil voice and subject lead/staff discussions.

You will be able to access the Jigsaw Knowledge Organisers via your Eschools login. We are unable to share these publicly due to copyright law, but we want to make sure that you are able to see what is being taught in your child’s class and how.