What PSHE looks like at Shaw Ridge School
What a PSHE lesson can look like in our school:
- A variety of opportunities for children to explore diverse beliefs, cultures and identities and the values we share being British and global citizens
- Children working individually or collaboratively to develop their own thoughts, ideas and values
- Follow ‘Jigsaw’ scheme of work which includes a well-planned ‘Progression of Skills’ to enable the children to work on and develop new skills in each Year. Each year, children learn about the following topics: Being Me in My World, Celebrating Difference, Dreams and Goals, Healthy Me, Relationships and Changing Me.
- Current affairs, when appropriate, are discussed openly
This is our philosophy:
- Children learning through exploring different values whilst acquiring new skills.
- Children developing an awareness of British values, their rights and responsibilities
- To provide children with experiences to help them develop their understanding of different values, thoughts and feelings
- To celebrate and explore diversity
- Each month a core value is focused on. Those being: aspiration, cooperation, courage, curiosity, friendship, honesty, independence, pride, resilience, respect and tolerance.
This is what we do:
- Each year group have different PSHE skills to focus on. The children will then progress through the skills as they move up the school.
- The skills are covered through Jigsaw scheme of work (mapped across the whole school) which enables the children to develop and use that skill.
- Each year, the children will have taken part in a democratic vote
- Lessons may be taught discreetly or as a block of lessons – making links with other areas of the curriculum are embraced to provide a more meaningful learning experience
- KS2 are taught SRE (Sex and Relationships Education)
This is what you might typically see:
- Enthusiastic, engaged learners
- Curious children posing questions for research and questioning the views of others
- Children being given the opportunity to learn about different values and ideas
- Children sharing their learning with others through displays
This is how we know our pupils are doing well:
- Lessons are planned based on PSHE skills which are specific for each year group
- Marking and feedback by teacher and peers
- Photographic and video evidence
- Displays of work with classes and around school
This is the impact of our teaching:
- Children who enjoy PSHE
- Inquisitive learners
- Reflective learners
- Children who are prepared to share what they’ve learnt in a variety of ways
- Children who are able to gain an insight into the world they live in