At Aylesham Primary School, we aim to support and encourage pupil’s personal, social and health education, as well as their emotional development and well-being. We combine the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum, alongside the ‘Jigsaw’ scheme of work, which enables us to provide consistency throughout our school and support staff with subject knowledge.
Our goal is to provide pupils with the knowledge, understanding, values, attitudes and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals within the community and wider world. The programme of study we use will empower them to learn life skills, to assist their personal, spiritual and physical growth. We examine the changes that everyone undergoes and to deal with today’s society. We enable pupils to spend time on understanding the rights and responsibilities that are part of being a remarkable individual.
Pupils at Aylesham Primary School use the ‘School Values’ Flying High, Resilience, Creativity and Team Work, alongside the school rules ‘Be Respectful, Be Safe and Be Ready’ in a wide range of activities and experiences across the curriculum, participating fully to school life and the community beyond. Pupils learn to identify their own abilities, to work with others and become responsible for their own learning. They learn to empathise and respect humanity, diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the real relationships that are an essential part of life. Likewise, our PSHE curriculum, Jigsaw, encompasses an age appropriate understanding of RSE, as determined in the statutory guidance. We support all children, enabling them to be safe and to understand and develop healthy relationships which will prepare them for the future.
What does PSHE look like?
At Aylesham PSHE is incorporated throughout the curriculum. Children have weekly PSHE sessions that are delivered by all teaching staff. The programme of study shows progression across all key stages within the PSHE core themes;
>Being me in my world
>Dreams and goals
>Relationships and changing me.
Throughout the themes RSE is threaded throughout but is at the heart of two cores themes Relationships and Changing me.
The subject lead has created a detailed action plan which includes lesson observations from EYFS to Year 6, pupils voice and parental/carers views, thoughts and concerns.