At Broadway, personal, social and health education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities 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.
We deliver the PSHE curriculum through the Jigsaw scheme which fulfils the statutory and the non-statutory elements of the National Curriculum. In addition there are occasions where teachers may feel it necessary to teach PSHE as a result of an issue that has arisen in their own class. PSHE is integral to the development of children values in order for them to become a positive citizen in a forever changing community. PSHE is also taught through school assemblies were children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured. Our school values and the teaching of the fundamental British Values are vehicles through which PSHE is taught throughout school.
What is Jigsaw, and how does it work?
Jigsaw is a comprehensive and completely original PSHE Education programme, it was launched in July 2013 and hundreds of schools across the country are using it.
Jigsaw has two aims for all children:
- To build their capacity for learning
- To equip them for life
Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. A variety of teaching strategies are used and are mindful of each child’s preferred learning style. Jigsaw is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time. This enables each Puzzle to start with an introductory assembly, generating a whole school focus for adults and children alike.
The Jigsaw Puzzles (Units)
Jigsaw is structured into 6 half-termly Puzzles (units) with the whole school studying the same Puzzle at the same time.
The Puzzles are sequential and developmental from September to July.
The PSHE curriculum produces children who:
- live and breathe our schools values and link these to our British Values.
- demonstrate and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty at an age appropriate level of understanding and practice.
- are sociable and interact well with each other and adults.
- are healthy, independent and responsible.
- appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society.
- play a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
- demonstrate a positive outlook towards school with good attendance and behaviour.