Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE)
At Foxdell Infants School the teaching of RSE is an important part of our curriculum. We believe that children should acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills to support them in their lives now and in the future.
We currently use a whole school PSHE scheme called Jigsaw. Jigsaw combines PSHE, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. Jigsaw is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time. The different puzzle pieces are:
Dreams and Goals
Being in my World
Relationships and Health Education (RHE)
From September 2020 it became a statutory requirement that all schools in England and Wales teach a Relationships and Health Education as a fundamental part of the primary curriculum as per section 34 of the Children and Social work act 2017. Sex Education can also be taught, by agreement with schools and governors, but is not a statutory requirement and therefore, the school have made the decision that we will not be teaching this.
RHE covers topics such as bullying, citizenship, healthy eating, physical activity, mental and emotional health, wellbeing and relationships. This enables our children to gain a range of skills including the development of self-understanding, acceptable behaviours, empathy and ability to work with others and enjoying healthy and productive relationships.
The teaching of RHE is closely linked to our Values Based Education and to other subject material as well as taking place in class and whole school assemblies, circle time and special school projects.
At Foxdell Infants School, we teach relationships and health education as set out the policy below.
Through the framework of themes (Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the wider world), issues such as family life, safety, exercise, substance use and misuse, food and nutrition, personal hygiene and environmental pollution are developed in a way suitable for the age and development of the child.
If issues are raised by individual pupils, then these are dealt with sensitively and honesty by the staff concerned. The support of the school nurse and health support agency is enlisted wherever appropriate. The school incorporates elements of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) education across all areas of the curriculum in order to develop children’s social skills and enable them to function as a ‘good citizen’ within society.