Our intention is that when children leave North Worcester, they will do so with the knowledge, understanding and emotions to be able to play an active, positive and successful role in today’s diverse society. Our children have high aspirations, a 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 so that they have 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 a global community. It promotes equality, understanding the importance of this within our ever changing world. Through the spiritual, moral, cultural (SMSC) mental and physical development of pupils, we will prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences in 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.
PSHE is taught through a clear and comprehensive scheme of work. We ensure we cover
- Being me in my World
- Celebrating Difference
- Dreams and Goals
- Healthy Me
- Changing Me
set out in the Jigsaw Programme of Study, which comprehensively covers the statutory Health Education and Relationships Education guidance.
The planning follows a 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 literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. It includes mindfulness to allow children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus.
The language we use in class, praising children for their efforts, and using language to encourage children to change their way of thinking. This supports both our school and PSHE aims and values. PSHE, including SMSC and British Values are an integral part of the whole school curriculum, and is therefore often taught within another subject areas. Using the UN goals, we encourage our pupils to develop their sense of self-worth, by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. Assemblies are linked to PSHE, British Values and SMSC and cover any additional sessions that would benefit the whole school.
By the time our children leave our school they will be able to approach a range of real-life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life and be on their way to becoming healthy, open minded, respectful, socially and morally responsible. They will be active members of society and appreciate difference and diversity, recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty. They will be able to understand and manage their emotions. They will be able to look after their mental health and well-being and develop positive, healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future. They will understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age-appropriate level and have respect for themselves and others.
Our PSHE (inc RSE) policy can be found via this link to our policies and procedures page.