Curriculum statement for PSHE
The National Curriculum states that ‘all schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education’ (PSHE). There are three underlying core themes taught throughout PSHE, within which there is broad overlap and flexibility:
1. Health and Wellbeing
3. Living in the Wider World
Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) is a carefully planned programme of learning opportunities and experiences that supports all our work at Westcliff to promote positive behaviour, mental health, wellbeing, resilience and achievement.
PSHE at Westcliff provides our children with knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive, capable and responsible lives. It also gives our children the skills to reflect on and analyse their own values and equips them to face difficult and sometimes conflicting attitudes they may face in the future. At Westcliff, we use the Jigsaw Scheme of Learning for PSHE, which gives us a comprehensive Programme for Primary PSHE including statutory Relationships and Health Education.
Through the Jigsaw Scheme of Learning, teachers will provide learning opportunities for the pupils in their class in the following areas over the course of the academic year:
Dreams and Goals
Sex and Relationship Education (SRE)
The Health Education and Relationships Education aspects of PSHE education will be compulsory in all primary schools from September 2020.
“The objective of sex and relationship education is to help and support young people through their physical, emotional and moral development. A successful programme, firmly embedded in PSHE, will help young people learn to respect themselves and others and move with confidence from childhood through adolescence into adulthood.” (DfEE SRE Guidance 2014)
Through a carefully organised programme of study, Westcliff will encourage development in the three main elements of SRE education:
Attitudes and values
Personal and social skills
Knowledge and understanding.
The School has a scheme of work for the delivery of Drugs education that is cross-curricular.