‘Pupils’ eyes light up when they talk about the topics that they cover in the curriculum.’ OFSTED February 2018
At Bilton C of E Junior School, we teach Personal, Social, Health Education as a whole-school approach to underpin children’s development as people and because we believe that this also supports their learning capacity.
The Jigsaw Programme offers us a comprehensive, carefully thought-through Scheme of Work which brings consistency and progression to our children’s learning in this vital curriculum area.
The overview of the programme can be seen on the school website.
This also supports the '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. Additionally, the programme supports the ‘No Outsiders’ ethos at our school which promotes equality and tolerance.
Relationships Education in school will cover ‘Families and people who care for me’, ‘Caring friendships’, ‘Respectful relationships’, ‘Online relationships’, and ‘Being safe’.
Health Education in school will cover ‘Mental wellbeing’, ‘Internet safety and harms’, ‘Physical health and fitness’, Healthy eating’, ‘Drugs, alcohol and tobacco’, ‘Health and prevention’, ‘Basic First Aid’ and ‘Changing adolescent body’. Teaching children about puberty is now a statutory requirement which sits within the Health Education part of the DfE guidance.
The DfE Guidance 2019 recommends that all primary schools have a sex education programme tailored to the age and the physical and emotional maturity of the pupils. Sex education ‘should ensure that both boys and girls are prepared for the changes that adolescence brings and – drawing on knowledge of the human life cycle set out in the national curriculum for science - how a baby is conceived and born’.
At Bilton C of E Junior School, we believe children should understand the facts about human reproduction before they leave primary school so in Year 5 and 6, which we feel is age appropriate, they begin to experience Sex Education. We define Sex Education as understanding human reproduction. We intend to teach this as part of PSHE in which case parents have the right to withdraw their child.
Bilton C. of E. Junior School
Tel: 01788 810675