Grange Junior School Learning & Education

Personal, Social & Health Education

Intent

At Grange Junior School, personal, social and health education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society, through the use of Jigsaw. PSHE and values education are at the heart of our school ethos and learning. Our PSHE curriculum aims to nurture rounded individuals with a strong sense of moral understanding and responsibility.

At Grange Junior School we offer a broad and balanced curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school, in our community and amongst wider society. British Values are at the heart of all we do to support our children to become active and responsible citizens. We endeavour to prepare pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences they will meet in later life in a holistic way which recognises and respects diversity, inclusion and wider social issues.

We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.

Implementation

As a staff, Grange Junior School teachers deliver the PSHE curriculum by utilising first-hand experience and sharing good practice alongside the Jigsaw Scheme. Having developed a good rapport and understanding of what makes their class a unique group of individuals, Teachers are aware that the delivered curriculum must reflect the needs of our pupils. We use the Jigsaw scheme’s planning and resources to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions involving issues they will face growing up in Britain during the 2020s. We believe that the purpose of PSHE education is to build, where appropriate, on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum, our own school curriculum and statutory guidance to ensure engaging and relevant content which includes: drug education, financial education, citizenship, personal safety, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle. We believe that PSHE plays a vital part in primary education and needs to be taught discreetly at least weekly, whilst underpinning the ethos of teaching and learning in all curriculum subjects. This enables us to ensure full coverage of PSHE is taught in each year group.


There are always occasions where we may feel it necessary to teach PSHE as a result of an issue that has arisen in class or to link PSHE with the wider curriculum across the subjects also. PSHE is an important part of school assemblies where children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured. It is further developed through a number of awareness days, as well as values days and House group challenge days which are held termly.

Impact

Our approach to PSHE results in the development of children’s values in order for them to become positive citizens in an ever-changing community. We ensure that through a rich curriculum that relates to their own lives and others around them, children can understand their own role at school and the part they play in society as unique individuals. Through Jigsaw, children develop a curiosity of the diverse world around them and explore how they can impact this positively, leading to personal and social growth that incorporates a solid understanding of how to keep healthy and be responsible for ourselves and considerate and compassionate towards others.

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