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PSHE

 

Intent

At Bilton C of E Junior School, our intention is to teach Personal, Social, Health Education as a whole-school approach which underpins children’s development and equips them with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary for life in today’s society.

 

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 programme contributes significantly to the school’s Safeguarding and Equality role, 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.

 

Implementation

Relationships Education

Relationships Education in school will cover ‘Families and people who care for me’, ‘Caring friendships’, ‘Respectful relationships’, ‘Online relationships’, and ‘Being safe’.

Health Education

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’.

Sex Education

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.

The Jigsaw scheme

The Jigsaw scheme is a whole school approach in which every year group works on the same theme (puzzle) at the same time. There are six half-term units of work (puzzles) which each contain six lessons (pieces), these are designed to give children relevant learning experiences which will help them navigate their world and develop positive relationships. The scheme is spiral and progressive and each year group covers the same areas each year. They are as follows:

Term 1: Being Me in My World

Term 2: Celebrating differences (including anti bullying)

Term 3: Dreams and Goals

Term 4: Healthy Me

Term 5: Relationships

Term 6: Changing Me

Each class has a weekly Jigsaw lesson which follows the same format. Every lesson starts with a ‘Connect Us’ game which is then followed by a short session of ‘Calm me’ mindfulness. A chime is used to help children develop their emotional awareness, concentration and focus. The Jigsaw Charter is referred to in every lesson so that the children are familiar with the Jigsaw rules which promote a respectful attitude to each other and their learning. Jigsaw soft toys are used as a prompt for talking which helps to develop children’s listening skills.

Protective Behaviours

In addition to the Jigsaw lessons, children are taught a sequence of Protective Behaviours lessons in the Autumn term of each academic year. These lessons provide a framework for personal safety and for self-esteem, resilience and confidence building.

 

No Outsiders

 

Intent

 

As a school we have adopted the 'No Outsiders' ethos in all aspects of life; with our children, in communication with parents and in our wider Bilton Junior School community. We are hopeful that this ethos has already begun to be integrated with our own values. By embracing these principles, our school is a safer place for all, where no child or member of our community are treated as an outsider.

Bilton Junior School is a place of belonging and inclusion.

What is 'No Outsiders'?

 

The No Outsider's vision is for inclusive education, promoting community cohesion to prepare young people and adults for life as global citizens.

Here is a short video explaining more from the No Outsiders founder, Andrew Moffat. 

Implementation

As a school, we are incorporating No Outsiders lessons and book suggestions into our own PSHE lessons once every half term. The intentions of this are to allow the children in our school to access this ethos alongside their personal, social and emotional developments. This will allow them to understand themselves, their community and the wider world on a much broader scale and prepare them for later life. 

 

Here is an example of one of the books we use in school; And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell

Impact

Our children become empowered by their own sense of identity and individuality. They will be able to listen to and understand the views and beliefs of others, building positive relationships with all despite their differences. As an inclusive school, our teachers are confident to tackle and explore difficult situations, using positive language to create a sense of belonging for all.

Helpful Websites

No Outsiders Website (https://no-outsiders.com/)

Equality Act 2010 (https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/contents)

Ofsted Guidance 2019 (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-inspection-handbook-eif)

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