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Personal, Social and Health Education (including Relationships, Sex and Health Education)
At Alexander Hosea we aspire for our children to grow to be happy, healthy, safe and successful as global citizens. In PHSE we aim to grow personal attributes so that they have self-belief, resilience, curiosity, perseverance, adaptability and a positive mind-set so they become brilliant learners day to day but also lifelong learners. We want to nurture them so that they have the confidence to tackle moral, social and cultural issues that they may encounter using the knowledge, skills and attributes that we deliver. By remembering what they have been taught they will be able to make informed choices with regards to their mental and physical health. Throughout the school children will be supported to become emotionally literate and develop skills needed to maintain respectful and meaningful relationships and understand the rights and responsibilities of people working together as a team and see how they fit into and can contribute and make a difference to the world they live in.
At Alexander Hosea we use the Jigsaw Programme for Primary PHSE including statutory Relationships and Health Education. This is a spiral, progressive and fully planned scheme of work that gives relevant learning experiences.
Jigsaw puzzles are delivered in 6 puzzle pieces with each year group focused on a theme at a time through the year.
Term 1: Being Me in My World
Term 2: Celebrating Difference
Term 3: Dreams and Goals
Term 4: Healthy Me
Term 5: Relationships
Term 6: Changing Me (including sex education)
Lessons are delivered by teachers weekly following the Jigsaw guidance and is adapted where necessary to make lessons inclusive. The self-evaluation and teacher assessment of lessons allows for teachers to revisit aspects, offer intervention or plan to extend pupils further.
As well as weekly lessons teachers make use of situations in their classrooms to support ongoing PHSE discussions as well as other adopted school initiatives such as:
- Better behaviours
- ELLI learning powers
There are also events through the year that would enhance teaching such as:
- Anti-bullying week
- Aspirations week
- Walk to school week
- Dot day
- Mental-health day
- Outside learning day
Teachers use ongoing assessment to monitor progress of individuals so that they can monitor understanding and skills development through Jigsaw.
They also monitor well-being of pupils through the year and plan support for times when they need more help.
SLT collate this information at points through the year and use the information alongside attainment to form a basis for the PPM discussions
Teachers monitor the development of learning behaviours and plan to support children to fill gaps.
The subject lead
- Monitors the delivery of the curriculum
- Talks to children to find out what they know, understand and can do and think about their PHSE curriculum
- Looks at behaviour around the school to see children demonstrating our values
- Takes time to reflect with staff
Documents and Links
Anti-Bullying Charter coming soon!
Familylives.org.uk - Parenting and Family Support
Anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk - Interactive anti-bullying information tool for parents & carer
Bullying and advice on coping and making it stop | Childline -Types of bullying from online bullying to racial, religious and homophobic bullying, plus tips on how to bounce back if you've been bullied.
Dave the Dog Book - A Nurse Dotty book for children about coronavirus, that aims to give information without fear.
YouTube - The Invisible String, a story by Patrice Karst
YouTube - While We Can't Hug, a story by Eoin McLaughlin & Polly Dunbar
Mindyou - A South Gloucestershire Council website for parents and carers regarding mental health.