What is PSHE (Personal, Social, Health, Economic) Education?
PSHE education is a planned programme of learning through which children acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives.
As part of a whole school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.
PSHE prepares children to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up in such rapidly changing and challenging times. It also helps them to connect and apply the knowledge and understanding they learn in all subjects to practical, real-life situations while helping them to feel safe and secure.
Topics covered within PSHE are grouped in three core themes:
(i) health and wellbeing, (ii) relationships, and (iii) living in the wider world; and include:
- Personal health
- Family and relationships
- Citizenship, democracy and human rights
- Careers and the world of work
- Personal finance
- Alcohol, smoking and drugs
- Sex education
How do we ensure we teach what is accurate and most appropriate? Through our new PSHE scheme which is called 'Jigsaw'.
What is Jigsaw PSHE?
Jigsaw PSHE is a comprehensive and completely original Scheme of Work for the whole Primary School from EYFS through to Year 6. It brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning.
SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) development opportunities are mapped throughout. All of these pieces of learning are brought together to form a cohesive picture, helping children to know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in the world.
Jigsaw contributes, as a good PSHE programme should, to the British Values agenda very significantly, both through the direct teaching of information and through the experiential learning children will enjoy.
The 5 strands of the British Values agenda have been mapped across every Puzzle and every Piece (lesson).
We link our whole school assemblies and our Friday Celebration Assembly to the Jigsaw Themes and Values being taught and applied through the PSHE curriculum. We are proud of the way we promote emotional wellbeing for all our pupils through our Jigsaw programme which underpins the whole of our curriculum.