At Tudor Court Primary School, the PSHE programme of study brings together personal well-being/mental health and citizenship whilst promoting British values. As a school, PSHE is an integral part of our curriculum, and it is important that children are exposed to both discrete and cross-curricular learning outcomes to ensure a broad and balanced approach. We use the ‘Jigsaw Programmes of study’, which supports the “Personal Development” and “Behaviour and Attitude” aspects required under the Ofsted Inspection Framework, as well as significantly contributing to the school’s Safeguarding and Equality Duties, the Government’s British Values agenda and the SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural) development opportunities provided for our children.
We value PSHE as one way to support children’s development as human beings, to enable them to understand and respect who they are, empower them with a voice, and equip them for life and learning.
PSHE is taught across the school weekly, and as a school, we follow the Jigsaw PSHE
The scheme of work covers:
- Being me in my world: including self-identity, feelings, rights and responsibilities.
- Celebrating differences: including identifying talents, families, making friends
- Dreams and Goals: including challenges, goal setting, overcoming obstacles
- Healthy Me: including exercise, healthy food, safety
- Relationships: including family life, falling out, dealing with bullying
- Changing me (SRE): including bodies, growth, and change, respecting my body.
Weaving through the heart of our PSHE teaching is a commitment to enhancing and promoting our core values which are respect, responsibility, happiness, pride, integrity and tolerance.
We strive to provide opportunities for children to develop their character and have high aspirations for themselves and each other. Self-confidence, independence and risk-taking are encouraged by embedding our Core Values. We want our children to know how to contribute to their community and the wider society positively.
The whole school participates in Anti-bullying week (Friendship week), Remembrance Day, World Mental Health Day, Odd Socks Day, Black History Month and Internet Safety Week. These events raise awareness, help promote help-seeking behaviours and emotional well-being practices and enable the whole school community to work together. Additionally, we use external agencies to support our teaching and work in conjunction with Health Improvement practitioners, Mental Health Support Team, the Thurrock Well-beings service and Thurrock Safeguarding Children Partnership. Our school also participates in charitable events such as fundraising for the NSPCC. Some of the charitable causes are identified from the passions and interests of the school council and the children they represent.
New Statutory Relationships and Health Education September 2020
From September 2020, the Department for Education has made Relationships and Health Education compulsory in all primary schools.
Parents’ rights to withdraw a child from SRE Section 405 of the Education Act 1996 enables parents to withdraw their children from sex education other than the sex education that is in the National Curriculum (such as the biological aspects of human growth and reproduction, which are essential elements of National Curriculum Science). At Tudor Court Primary, we teach Relationships, Sex and Health Education through our Jigsaw scheme of work, fulfilling DfE statutory requirements.