At St Mary and St Margaret’s CE (Aided) Primary School we pride ourselves on promoting a caring, supportive and compassionate environment. This policy aims to enable staff, governors and children to continue to do so by providing guidelines and support to ensure we deliver the best Relationships and Sex Education of our capabilities. It also aims to provide staff with the skills and tools to support children in their journey through school and their personal development.
At St Mary and St Margaret’s CE (Aided) Primary School we choose to deliver Personal, Social, Health Education using Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE.
To provide pupils with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within the community.
Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
They learn to understand and respect our common humanity, diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.
Objectives/Pupil learning intentions
Jigsaw PSHE will support the development of the skills, attitudes, values and behaviour, which enable pupils to:
Jigsaw covers all areas of PSHE for the primary phase, as the table below shows:
Being Me in My World
Includes understanding my place in the class, school and global community as well as devising Learning Charters
Includes anti-bullying (cyber and homophobic bullying included) and diversity work
Dreams and Goals
Includes goal-setting, aspirations, working together to design and organise fund-raising events
Includes drugs and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices
Includes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills
Includes Sex and Relationship Education in the context of looking at change