PSHE and Relationships Education
At Stepney Greencoat, PSHE is taught through the Jigsaw Scheme which supports the development of skills, attitudes, values and behaviour, which enable pupils to:
- Value themselves and others
- Form relationships
- Communicate effectively
- Work with others
- Respond to challenge
- Be an active partner in their own learning
- Be active citizens within the local community
- Explore issues related to living in a democratic society
- Become healthy and fulfilled individuals
The Jigsaw scheme of work 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 whole school assembly, generating a whole school focus for adults and children alike. The pupils work towards an ‘end product’, for example, The School Learning Charter or The Garden of Dreams and Goals.
The Jigsaw scheme is relevant and contemporary, helping the children of Stepney Greencoat to become better equipped to understand and cope with issues like body image, cyber and homophobic bullying, and internet safety.
Relationships Educations and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)
Throughout each year group, children will also be taught the relevant Relationship and Sex (RSE) knowledge. At Stepney Greencoat, we believe that Effective RSE can make a significant contribution to the development of the personal skills needed by pupils if they are to establish and maintain good relationships. It also enables children and young people to make responsible and informed decisions about their health and well-being.
PSHE – "Learning Together for Life"
Personal, Social and Health education (PSHE) plays a vital part in primary education and is taught at least weekly at Stepney Greencoat. There may also be occasions where teachers may feel it necessary to teach PSHE as a result of an issue that has arisen in their own class. To fit in with our belief that language is central to good learning; each half termly topic introduces children to new vocabulary that is repeated and built upon as the children work their way through the school years.
Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. A whole school approach means that each PSHE topic is introduced to everyone at the start of each half term - we encourage parents and carers to be involved with their children’s learning too! Opportunities for adults to learn alongside their children are given throughout the school year with afterschool workshops and meetings as well as parent surveys.
At Stepney Greencoat, we believe that PSHE enables our children to become healthy, independent, and responsible members of a community. We provide our children with opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society; skills they can use throughout their lives. Our PSHE curriculum aims to help children 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.