At Withernsea Primary School, Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) is at the centre of all that we do. This prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of schooling and later life.
We promote pupils’ personal development (including social development) as it is a key aspect of education needed to underpin all other learning. This is a part of daily life in Withernsea Primary School classrooms, with class circles to build community and our understanding of our feelings, as well as in our weekly PSHE lessons where we learn about our mental health, physical health, friends and family, responsibility, our community and being safe online.
Our curriculum, our school environment and our school ethos support is to promote pupils’ self-esteem and emotional well-being, which helps them to form and maintain worthwhile and healthy relationships based on respect for themselves and others at home, school, work and in the wider community.
PHSE is taught once a week from Foundation to year 6 and is based on the whole school PSHE scheme, Jigsaw. Jigsaw combines PSHE, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. Jigsaw aims to help children know and value who they really are and how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.
Jigsaw contributes to the British Values agenda both through the direct teaching of information and through the experiential learning children will enjoy.
The 5 strands of the British Values agenda have been mapped across every Puzzle and every Piece (lesson).