We teach Personal, Social, Health Education as a whole-school approach to underpin children’s development as people and because we believe that this also supports their learning capacity. The Jigsaw Programme offers us a comprehensive, carefully considered scheme of work, which brings together Personal, Social, Health and Economic education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development.
At Stoborough Primary, Personal, Social and Health Education enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally, emotionally and socially, and addresses many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We aim to prepare children for the physical and emotional changes they will experience in adolescence by focussing on wellbeing and nurturing positive relationships. We provide children with knowledge of puberty and conception as part of (statutory) Health and (non-statutory) Sex Education in PSHE lessons. (Information on the content of these lessons is shared with parents and families prior to teaching.)
We provide our children with opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities of being a British citizen and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community through opportunities such as Pupil Governors, Collective Worship team and Sports Ambassadors.