PSHE at Christopher Pickering
“When given the choice between being right and being kind, choose kind.” – Dr. Wayne W Dyer
At Christopher Pickering, our PSHE curriculum is shaped to ensure it is fully inclusive to every child. From September 2020, RSE and Health Education forms part of the National Curriculum. As a school, our aims are to fulfil the requirements set by the Department for Education and to ensure our provision is appropriate for our pupils in terms of: age, physical and emotional maturity, religious and cultural background and special educational needs and disabilities.
Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education, and since the subject will hold statutory status as of September 2020, here at Christopher Pickering we hold this subject in high regard and have tailored our approach to meet the needs of our children. We have implemented and adapted ‘Jigsaw’ to help deliver our curriculum which we believe builds upon the statutory content already outlined in the National Curriculum, the basic school curriculum and in statutory guidance on: drug education, financial education, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.
To ensure high standards of teaching and learning are embedded within PSHE at Christopher Pickering, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school. PSHE is taught through the Jigsaw programme and we have tailored our curriculum so that topics taught are pitched in a way that is appropriate for our pupils in terms of: age, physical and emotional maturity, religious and cultural background and special educational needs and disabilities. PSHE is taught on a weekly basis throughout the school and, in addition to this, we embrace events such as ‘Anti-Bullying Week’ and ‘Child Mental Health Week’ were children take part in assemblies and lessons to raise their awareness of these issues.
The impact and measure of this is to ensure that children at Christopher Pickering are equipped with transferable skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider world.
We want our pupils to have thoroughly enjoyed PSHE lessons at primary school and for them to have grown into understanding, respectful and empathetic individuals and to be the best that they can be.