At Olton Primary School, PSHE is at the core of what we do and enables our children to become independent, confident, healthy and responsible members of society. Through our whole-school approach to PSHE, it is our belief that excellence in these areas will lead to excellence across the curriculum and beyond in later life. Our PSHE curriculum equips children with relevant and meaningful content, which is supported through a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. With an ever changing society, we are able to provide our children with a strong understanding of the diverse world around them and support them in playing a positive role in contributing to the school and the wider community.
To ensure a depth of learning which builds upon prior learning, all classes undertake weekly PSHE lessons which follow the progressive Jigsaw scheme. Jigsaw is a whole-school approach and embodies a positive philosophy and creative teaching and learning activities to nurture children’s development as compassionate and well-rounded human beings as well as building their capacity to learn. The Jigsaw programme is made up of six puzzle pieces which correspond to units of work:
➢ Autumn 1 - Being Me in My World
➢ Autumn 2 - Celebrating Difference (including Anti-Bullying)
➢ Spring 1 - Dreams and Goals
➢ Spring 2 - Healthy Me
➢ Summer 1- Relationships
➢ Summer 2 - Changing Me (including Relationships, Sex and Health Education)
We supplement the programme with additional initiatives that will benefit both the pupils and the wider school community such as Anti-Bullying, Mental Health Awareness, the NSPCC Pants Campaign, Greener Schools.
What will this look like?
By the time children leave our school they will:
• Have a willingness and courage to try new things, push themselves and persevere.
• Have a good understanding of how to stay safe, healthy and develop good relationships.
• Have an appreciation of what it means to be a positive member of a diverse, multicultural society.
• Have a strong self-awareness, interlinked with compassion of others.