At Woodlands, PSHE (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 manage their lives successfully – 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.
Our Vision for PSHE/Relationships
At Woodlands Primary school, especially since the Covid 19 pandemic, we recognise the importance of children’s PSHE development.
Through the implementation of our curriculum we will embed PSHE throughout the school day and give children the skills in which to help them develop their self-regulation and ability to focus and learn effectively in all subjects. One of the tools we will teach the children to use is ‘mindfulness’ which has proven to have a positive impact on well-being and behaviour.
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.
From September 2020, primary schools in England also need to teach Relationships and Health Education as compulsory subjects and the Department for Education strongly recommends this should also include age-appropriate Sex Education.
Schools also have statutory responsibilities to safeguard their pupils (Keeping Children Safe in Education, DfE, 2019) and to uphold the Equality Act (2010).
The Jigsaw Programme supports all of these areas.
As we deliver the Jigsaw curriculum and ensure it becomes embedded in our every day practise, we will see the children more focussed and ready to learn, having developed the skills necessary for self-regulation and appropriate behaviours for learning.
The implementation of our also goes hand in hand with our new Mental Health Lead in post in school. This has raised the importance and profile of pupil’s and staff Mental Health and Wellbeing. The Mental Health Lead will also oversee the implementation and impact of the Jigsaw Curriculum.