PSHE education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain. We follow the Jigsaw curriculum. There are 6 Jigsaw half-termly units designed so the whole school can study the same learning themes at the same time, each year group at its own level. The Puzzles are sequential and developmental throughout each academic year.
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 become informed, active and responsible citizens.
Our pupils experience the process of democracy in school through the election of class representatives, who make up the school council. They are encouraged to voice their views, ideas and opinions through this process, thus making a positive contribution to the school community.
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.
At Foxdell Junior School, we teach relationships and health education as set out the policy below.