PSHE (Including relationships and sex education (RSE)) at The Colleton
At The Colleton we believe PSHE and Citizenship allows our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. Our pupils are encouraged to develop a sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
Our Intent is to enable the children to:
Develop self-confidence and self-esteem and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues
- Know and understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle both emotionally and physically
- Be aware of safety issues
- Understand what makes healthy relationships with others
- Understand our common humanity, diversity and differences within society
- Have respect and tolerance for our diverse community
- Be independent and responsible members of the school community
- Be positive and active members of a democratic society
- Be aware of the value and management of money and have a basic understanding of enterprise
- Develop good relationships with other members of the school and the wider community.
For Relationships and Sex education we also focus on:
- How to form and maintain healthy relationships
- About the physical development of their bodies as they grow into adults.
- To develop their understanding of human reproduction
- To respect their own bodies and the importance of a committed long term and loving relationship
- To respect the views and wishes of others.
- How to recognise and manage emotions in a range of relationships
- How to keep themselves safe
We implement a range of teaching and learning styles. The children will take part in activities that include discussions, role play, games, investigations and problem-solving. Through the year we also include a range of practical activities that promote active citizenship and British values such as charity fundraising. Children have opportunities to meet and work with members of the community e.g. members of the local church, health workers, whom we invite into school to talk about their roles. Children take different roles of responsibility during their school life and may be a school council rep for their team, monitors or peer mediators.
We follow the Jigsaw PSHE programme where each Team follows the 6 following pieces:
- Being Me in my World
- Celebrating Difference
- Dreams and Goals
- Healthy Me
- Changing Me
Each of the Jigsaw session begins with ‘Calm Me’ time which teaches the children breathing and mindfulness techniques. Please click on this link for an example: https://jigsaw3-11.com/?gfid=134
In addition to this to further enhance our PSHE provision, we also follow a Values Based Education where we focus different values each month.
January – Resilience
February – Tolerance
March – Respect
April – Empathy
May – Independence
June – Compassion
July – Honesty
August – Trust/ Cooperation
September – Positivity
October – Responsibility
November – Aspiration
December – Kindness