PSHE and RSE
Our approach to PSHE is linked closely to our school vision, values and capacities. We have chosen to follow the Jigsaw scheme, because it is so closely aligned to what we seek to acheive within our community. This scheme encompasses our e-safety curriculum, British Values and SRE. Please see the documents below which outline the progression of this scheme.
In due time, we will be sharing information and consulting with parents before launching this curriculum in September 2020.
You can find out more about the Jigsaw curriculum on their website by clicking on the following link: Jigsaw website
Whilst sex and relationships education has always been a part of the primary curriculum, it focussed centrally on how the body changes as people become teenagers and the simple life cycle of humans. This tended to happen when children reached year five and was taught in a small block as part of science lessons.
Government guidance means that relationships education will be required to be taught throughout the school from September 2020 and school's are encouraged to educate children on the changes that they may physically face and that they need to understand.
Consultation on this was due to take place during the summer term 2020. However, this has been delayed due to circumstances. Our consultation will take place on 30th March 2021 with parents permitted to submit their responses by the end of April 2021. Sex education element of the jigsaw curriculum will not be taught until June of 2021 at the earliest and parents can opt their children out of this lesson should they choose.
Please follow this link to see the draft guidance for schools.