Our PSHE Vision
(Personal, Social, Health Education)
At Manor Park CE First School PSHE is central to all aspects of pupil learning, both in the classroom and beyond, and we indeed strive to put relationship and trust at the heart of all we do. It is taught both as timetabled weekly lessons and across the school day in every aspect of school life. We are committed to providing a creative PSHE curriculum that equips our children with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive and fulfilled lives. The curriculum will enable them to understand and respect who they are, to empower them with a voice.
In our school, we follow “The Jigsaw” programme which delivers high quality, progressive sessions across a variety of PSHE topics such as Celebrating Difference, Goals and Dreams and Healthy me, with sensitivity and respect for others. It also covers the area of RSE ( Relationship and Sex Education) in the Summer term, which is compulsory in all Primary schools. As a Church of England school, we teach within a framework of Christian values and in a way that is age appropriate, and carefully and sensitively matched to the needs of our children.
The Jigsaw programme is delivered alongside Chris Quigley’s Essential curriculum with clear milestones for both KS1 and KS2 to inform planning opportunities in key skills such as ‘Trying new things’ and ‘Never giving up’. It allows the children to explore the concept of rights and responsibilities and allows children to flourish as individuals.
Alongside our school values of Compassion, Collaboration, Creativity, Trust and Resilience, we uphold and teach pupils about British Values,
- The Rule of Law
- Individual Liberty
- Mutual Respect
- Tolerance of those with different faiths and different beliefs
through Personal, Social, Health and Emotional (PSHE) and Religious Education (RE). We also teach and reinforce British Values through a broad and varied topic based curriculum and extracurricular activities and clubs.
Definitions: Department of Education – statutory guidance 2020
We define Sex Education as “… lifelong learning about physical, moral and emotional development.” It involves acquiring information, developing skills, and forming positive beliefs, values and attitudes.
We define Health Education as ….teaching pupils about physical health and mental wellbeing to give them the information that they need to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing now and in the future.
We define Relationship Education as….. teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships, with particular reference to friendships, family relationships, and relationships with other children and with adults and showing respect for others.