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Naphill and Walters Ash School
At Naphill and Walters Ash School, we recognise every child as individual and unique. PSHE is at the heart of everything we do to support the children in becoming learners that embody our 5R values. Our intention is children leave our school with the knowledge, understanding and emotional intelligence to play an active, positive and successful role in today’s diverse society. The children will learn how to use these skills to be a responsible member of their community now and in the future. Our children will have high aspirations, a strong belief in themselves and realise that anything is possible if they put their mind to it. In an ever–changing world, it is important that they are aware, to an appropriate level, of different factors which will affect their world and that they learn how to deal with these. The children will develop strong resilience which will contribute towards good mental health and well-being. Our PSHE curriculum develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills which will enable children to access the wider curriculum and prepare them to be a global citizen now and in their future roles within their local community and beyond. It promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils, preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences for now and later life. Our Relationships and Sex Education enables our children to learn how to be safe, and to understand and develop healthy relationships, both now and in their future lives. We intend to ensure the children understand that the wide range of factors that can impact their life offline can also be significant online and equip them with the skills to deal with these.
PSHE is taught through a clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum (guidance from 2020). We ensure we cover the Health and Well-Being, Relationships and Living in the Wider World Learning Opportunities set out in the PSHE Association’s Programme of Study.
Pupils from Reception to Year 6 are taught PSHE using ‘Jigsaw’ which is a spiral, progressive scheme of work, covering all of the above and aims to prepare children for life, helping them to know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world. There is a strong emphasis on emotional intelligence, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. This completes our 5R values, allowing them to be constantly and consistently discussed throughout school life. Through the use of a calming script the children are able to ground themselves and answer the questions ‘Am I calm?’ and ‘Am I ready for learning?’ This skill is then implemented throughout the school day, in the children’s learning and helps them to focus, concentrate and further develop their emotional awareness.
At Naphill and Walters Ash School, in addition to Relationships Education, we also teach aspects of Sex Education that is covered in our Science Curriculum. Alongside this we teach about different kinds of relationships, including same sex relationships, and gender identity because it is important that our children should have an understanding of the full diversity of the world they live in and be prepared for life in modern Britain. The Sex Education aspects of PSHE are also taught through the Jigsaw scheme.
Jigsaw’s termly themes are same for each year group meaning they study the same unit (puzzle) at the same time (at their appropriate level). The children will develop their knowledge and skills in the following areas:
Autumn 1: Being Me in My World – the children will learn about their place in their community and wider world
Autumn 2: Differences (including anti-bullying) – the children will discuss and celebrate similarities and differences in a range of different ways
Spring 1: Dreams and Goals – the children will think about setting goals and their aspirations
Spring 2: Healthy Me – the children will learn about being and keeping physically and mentally healthy
Summer 1: Relationships – the children will learn about friendships and family relationships, including aspects of online relationships
Summer 2: Changing Me (including Sex Education) – the children will think about how they change and develop over time
It also identifies links to British Values, and SMSC and is taught in such a way as to reflect the overall aims, values, and ethos of the school.
Within the wider curriculum
By the time our children leave our school they will:
Impact will be measured by: