Children's Zone

Children's Zone

Beech Grove

PSHE, SRE & Promoting British Values

(Personal, Social and Health Education and Sex and Relationships Education).

To embrace the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life, pupils need knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships and to build their self-efficacy. Pupils can also put this knowledge into practice as they develop the capacity to make sound decisions when facing risks, challenges and complex contexts. Everyone faces difficult situations in their lives. It is important that children develop resilience and that they know how and when to ask for help.

Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way.

High quality, evidence-based and age-appropriate teaching of PSHE can help prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. They can also promote the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils, at school and in society.

 

At Beech Grove we follow the Jigsaw PSHE Scheme of Work. Jigsaw PSHE is a comprehensive Scheme of Work for the whole Primary School from Reception through to Year 6. It brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning. SMSC (Spiritual, Moral Social and Cultural development), Rights Respecting Schools (learning about United Nations Convention on the Rights of The Child)  and British Values are also a key part of the scheme. All of these pieces of learning are brought together to form a cohesive picture, helping children to know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in the world.

Jigsaw PSHE 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.