Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE)
As a staff, we drew out expectations for our learners beyond academic success. We want our learners to be:
- Physically and mentally healthy
- Emotionally intelligent
- Able to deal with change
- Able to maintain healthy relationships
- Able to understand and deal with the challenges of the modern world
- Above all, we want our learners to be able to keep themselves safe, including when online.
In order to teach pupils these qualities, we need to provide a high-quality PSHCE curriculum. We have chosen to use “Jigsaw” as the basis of our PSHCE curriculum because, after careful evaluation, we felt that it would address the needs of our learners to meet the outcomes that we want for them. The jigsaw approach is one that combines a high focus on safeguarding and healthy relationships with a strong focus on mental well-being and mindfulness. The programme covers 6 major themes across the school year:
- Being me in my world: This teaches children self-identity and self-worth, safeguarding, recognising feelings, being part of a team, learning about being a good citizen, democracy and our rights and responsibilities.
- Celebrating Difference: This teaches children about equality, diversity, bullying, stereotyping, managing conflict, racism and cultural differences.
- Dreams and goals: This teaches children about motivation, persistence, working as a group, setting goals and ambitions, overcoming obstacles, money management and positive attitudes.
- Healthy Me: This teaches children about healthy relationships, healthy lifestyles, safety, peer pressure and body image.
- Relationships: This teaches children about family life, healthy friendships, getting on and falling out, online safety, managing feelings and self-esteem.
- Changing Me: This teaches children about growth and change, life cycles, puberty and conception, respect and consent.
In addition to our PSHCE curriculum, we hold twice-weekly “Civitas Session”, where areas of the PHSCE curriculum already covered can be revised according to the specific and emergent needs of the class. We are also fully commited to working with local partners and agencies to boost the personal development of children, including: the NSPCC, London Transport, Police, Fire and Ambulance, My Bank, Local Magistrates and the School Nurse.
Sex and Relationships Education - SRE
The school will work closely with parents to develop our own Sex and Relationships policy that meets all statutory requirements for 2020 in a manner that engages our community and represents the wishes of the majority of our parents. The current arrangments for SRE are detailed below and will be revised during the academix year 2019-20 following a consultation with parents. Underneath this, the link shows our draft curriculum proposal that will undergo consultation for all matters related to SRE.
To view a draft version of our PSHCE curriculum, click here
Assemblies take place once per week and are addressed to the whole school. Our assembly programme is designed to address key themes in our PSHCE curriculum as well as re-enforce children’s understanding of the school’s values and British values, as well as celebrate diversity in our school through acknowledgement of key religious and cultural festivals. We also have "house assemblies" where children come together in their house groups to promote a healthy competition and sense of team for cihldren across classes and year groups.
To download our assembly overview, click here