PSHE & Citizenship Curriculum
Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and citizenship, promotes pupils’ personal social and emotional development, as well as their health and well-being. It supports pupils with the knowledge, skills and understanding to play an effective role in society at local, national and international levels. It helps them become informed, thoughtful and responsible individuals who are aware of their duties and rights. It aims to help pupils to understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. It gives children an understanding of the rights and responsibilities that are part of being a good citizen, which enables them to play an active and healthy part in the life of our school, their community and the world.
We follow the Jigsaw scheme of work for PSHE, which has an integrated whole school approach. Each half term begins with a whole school assembly to introduce the theme. This is then reflected in each week’s focus value. Each class has a weekly PSHE session to explore these themes. This subject is taught mainly with various hands on activities, discussions, debates and circle time.