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Subject Overview: Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) including Relationships, Sex Education (RSE)


We follow the National Curriculum outcomes for our Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE).  We use the Jigsaw PSHE framework to support our teaching of PSHE and RSE which covers each of the learning outcomes through six thematic blocks.


Curriculum aims:



* Know and understand the importance of happy and healthy lifestyle

* Prepare children for life, both in present and future

* Equip children with skills that they require to live as successful citizens of their communities

* Make informed judgements and to accept responsibility for their actions

* Be aware of safety issues

* Understand what makes for good relationships with others

* Celebrate diversity and respect for all people

* Be positive and active members of a democratic society

* Develop self-confidence and self-esteem

* Develop a growth mindset

* Develop good relationships with other members of the community



* Help pupils develop self-respect, confidence, empathy and respect for others

* Help all pupils to know how to keep themselves and others safe in the context of a variety of relationships

* To help pupils understand a view of relationships and sex and to be aware of the associated responsibilities

* Create a positive culture which helps pupils understand issues of sexuality and relationships

* Prepare pupils for puberty, and give them an understanding of sexual development and the importance of health and hygiene

* Teach pupils the correct vocabulary to describe themselves and to talk about their bodies

* To work in partnership with parents and carers in helping pupils gain the skills they need in these areas, recognising the responsibility they hold of ensuring their children grow and mature into healthy relationships

* Provide an environment where sensitive issues can be discussed whilst supporting pupils in understanding that some people will have different views on some of the issues



Our pedological approach to teaching this subject in the Robert Piggott CE Schools:


Our PSHE and RSE curriculum has a strong emphasis in developing our pupils emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. The Jigsaw scheme supports us in the delivery of engaging and relevant lessons within a whole-school approach.


The Jigsaw Scheme covers the learning outcomes through six topics; these are known as ‘puzzles’. Each ‘puzzle’ then has 6 comprehensive lessons which are known as ‘pieces’. These are delivered through a variety of teaching strategies including specific lessons, circle time and specific school projects which allow children to work together under different circumstances.


Relationship Education and Health Education are statutory subjects which parents are not allowed to withdraw their child from. Sex Education is not compulsory in Primary Schools however we incorporate this into our PSHE and RSE curriculum tailoring our delivery of this to the age and emotional and physical maturity of our pupils.  Parents may, if they wish, request that their child is withdrawn from Sex Education lessons.