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All Saints' Church of England Primary School

All Saints' C of E Primary School

Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education

PSHE (Personal, Social, Health, Economic education) is at the heart of our All Saints’ family. We intend for PSHE to not be seen as an hourly weekly lesson, but rather, to run through everything we do to support and nurture our children to be compassionate, confident and active members of society, Growing Stronger Together in God’s Love.

Through our sequential curriculum, we aim to instil in our children the self-worth and self-esteem to encourage them to aim high in their academic and personal achievements and goals, and also to have the knowledge and confidence to ask for help when needed and know where to find it. We want our children to be healthy in both body and mind and to understand what a healthy relationship encompasses. When faced with societal challenges, we want our children to show resilience and feel empowered through the knowledge, skills, attitudes and attributes that PSHE has embedded during their time at All Saints’.

We feel that our PSHE curriculum teaches our children to embrace and learn from our inclusive and diverse community and encourages them to have the courage to speak out when they witness unjust treatment of others. We want our children to demonstrate respect for all, to have an awareness of global issues and to understand how they can contribute to change, not just locally, but also around the world. Our teaching of PSHE both embraces and supports our school values of Koinonia, Compassion and Love and ensures that our children are well-equipped to take responsibility for their own wellbeing and to stay safe in our ever-changing society.

Our PSHE Curriculum

EYFS: Our intent is embedded through daily teaching based around the most relevant statements from the 2020 Development Matters and Early Learning Goals, supported by the Jigsaw scheme of work. By the end of this stage of learning, we anticipate all of our children to be well-equipped and inspired to transition smoothly to a further program of study that builds on their knowledge, skills and confidence in PSHE.

KS1 & KS2: At KS1 and 2, PSHE continues to be taught through Jigsaw, a clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum.  Jigsaw is a spiral, progressive scheme of work from Nursery to Year 6, covering the themes:

Autumn 1 – Being me in my World

Autumn 2 – Celebrating Difference

Spring 1 – Dreams and Goals

Spring 2 – Healthy Me

Summer 1 – Relationships

Summer 2 – Changing Me

Our PSHE curriculum is ambitious and sequential. As well as meeting statutory guidelines, it nurtures our children to go from strength to strength in the spiritual, moral, cultural and social aspects of their learning in a safe and appropriate learning environment.