At Horley Infant School, the PSHE curriculum is designed to provide our children with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within our community. We encourage pupils to contribute fully to the life of their school and communities and to ensure our school values (pictured left) are “lived” and not just “laminated”. By doing this, they will learn to recognise their own worth, collaborate with others and become increasingly responsible for their own actions and learning. We want children to be able to reflect on their own experiences to understand how they are developing personally and socially.
We encourage and promote a culture where the children respect humanity, diversity and differences and that by doing so they can go on to form effective and fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning. It is also important to us that children develop the skills needed for learning, achieving, managing change and looking after their health.
How is PSHE taught at our school? (Implementation)
At Horley Infant 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. We incorporate the Jigsaw Programme which offers us a comprehensive, carefully thought-through Scheme of Work that brings consistency and progression to our children’s learning in this vital curriculum area.
There are six puzzle pieces within JIGSAW, one for each half term, that are designed to progress in sequence from the beginning to the end of the academic year.
Autumn 1: Being me in my world
Autumn 2: Celebrating differences (including anti-bullying)
Spring 1: Dreams and Goals
Spring 2: Healthy Me
Summer 1: Relationships
Summer 2: Changing Me
We include the statutory Relationships and Health Education within our whole-school PSHE Programme. To ensure progression and a spiral curriculum, we use Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE, as our chosen teaching and learning programme and tailor it to your children’s needs.
Relationships & Sex Education (RSE)
We have a statutory duty to comply with the DFE’s Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education documentation. Within our curriculum offer, there are certain aspects of teaching that the children are required to learn about and this is part of our planned curriculum for all children. There are some areas where parents have the right to withdraw their child from part/all of the learning. To try and make this easier to understand, we have explored statutory documentation, our school’s curriculum and also sought advice from Surrey County Council to ensure we are giving accurate information; this can be found in the “Curriculum Offer” document below.
Before making a decision around what elements of the curriculum you would like to withdraw your child from, we ask that parents read:
– the Department For Education (DfE) guide for parents about the statutory programme for Relationships & Sex Education
– the Jigsaw PSHE scheme
– the school’s curriculum offer and which aspects you are able to withdraw from and which parts form part of our school’s curriculum
If you have looked through this information and would like to withdraw your child from part/all of an aspect fo the school’s curriculum that you are able to, we ask that you complete the request to withdraw form. Please note, we will be alerted that you have requested to withdraw and someone from school may be in touch to understand your reasons in more detail.