PSHCE at Central

What is PSHCE?

Personal

Social

Health

Citizenship

Education

At Central Primary School, we use the Jigsaw scheme as a starting point for PSHCE lessons and adapt this for our individual classes. Each year, the children revisit the same themes (as shown below) in more depth and with more content as the learning progresses.

Welcome Week

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring

Summer 1

Summer 2

Being Me in my World

Celebrating Difference

Dream and Goals

Healthy Me

Relationships

Changing Me

Our most recent Ofsted Inspection (2017) stated the following about the PSCHE curriculum:

“The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding. The personal, social, health and economic education programme helps pupils understand issues such as how to maintain positive relationships and respect the views of others. Pupils know about democracy and the rule of law.”

This academic year is a particularly exciting year for PSHCE following the announcement from the government around the changes to how this subject area should be taught in schools across the country. As you will be aware, we carried out a consultation and engaged with all of the community about the proposed changes to PSHCE and RSE curriculum, and have appreciated all of the feedback. We have been working very hard to develop a bespoke curriculum that meets our community’s needs and enables our children to be well-rounded, open minded and informed individuals.

We are excited to warmly welcome all parents/carers to attend a webinar later this term to inform you more about the PSHCE and RSE curriculum at Central.

In addition to the statutory changes, we have also introduced notebooks into PSHCE lessons this year. For each of the topics shown above, each child completes a double page spread for each of the themes/topics. This is then used for teachers to assess and support children further. The idea is that your child will take their PSHCE notebook with them through every year at Central until they leave at the end of Year 6. This notebook will provide your child with an invaluable resource to support them in the future.

Due to the pandemic and various periods of partial school closures, PSCHE and pupil wellbeing has been at the core of our Recovery Curriculum. We have completed various projects based around books that explore identity, hope, self-regulation and repair. We truly believe as a school that if our children are happy, feel safe and are kind, they will be ready to engage with learning and reach their potential therefore PSHCE and Wellbeing will always be a core part of our mission.

Mr Beach 

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