At Fishponds C of E Academy, PSHE and RSHE are rooted in our ethos of love: loving oneself and loving one another. The teaching of PSHE and RSHE allows for the recognition that we are all different and offers a chance to celebrate our uniqueness. It helps pupils to flourish as members of the school and wider community by teaching them awareness of emotions, healthy habits, how to keep safe and maintain positive relationships. Without PSHE and RSHE pupils may not develop as many tools for staying safe physically, mentally and online. It is particularly important because it supports children to act with love and respect, both towards themselves and towards others which, in turn, sets them up for living safe, healthy and fulfilling lives in the future.
Jigsaw is used to teach our PSHE curriculum. PSHE is taught weekly by the class teacher. The scheme is divided into 6 strands (Being Me in My World, Celebrating Difference, Dreams and Goals, Healthy Me, Changing Me and Relationships), taught progressively across their time in school.
In addition to the weekly PSHE teaching, we also have an annual safety day which allows the children to learn about safety in a variety of contexts. We also have an anti-bullying week annually which has a new relevant focus each year.
RSHE is taught through the Jigsaw sequence of lessons. Parental feedback is gained by the PSHE lead annually following a presentation and review of the resources by a focus group. The wider parent community is then invited to view the resources following this.