PSHE Subject Leader Planning Statement
As a Gold Rights Respecting School, we are know that under the United Nation Convention on the Rights of the Child:
Article 29 (goals of education)
Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.
Article 2 (without discrimination)
The Convention applies to every child whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, abilities, whatever they think or say, no matter what type of family they come from.
Article 31 (leisure, play and culture)
Every child has the right to relax, play and join in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.
PSHE Education (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) is a vital, planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to successfully manage their lives – now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHE Education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. At Rickmansworth Park JMI we have chosen to follow the high quality curriculum provided by Jigsaw PSHE.
“Jigsaw holds children at its heart, and its cohesive vision helps children understand and value how they fit into and contribute to the world.
With strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health, Jigsaw 3-11 properly equips schools to deliver engaging and relevant PSHE within a whole-school approach. Jigsaw lessons also include mindfulness allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus.”
The Department for Education (DfE) has stated:
“Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. All schools should teach PSHE, drawing on good practice, and this expectation is outlined in the introduction to the proposed new national curriculum.”
The following units of work are each taught over a half term in weekly lessons in all classes across the school. This ensures consistent progression of knowledge and skills for all our learners. Lessons also include mindfulness and mind opening activities.
The PSHE Association states:
“PSHE education gives pupils the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain…. When taught well, PSHE education helps pupils to achieve their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life.”
We believe our PSHE curriculum, combined with our work on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, equips all our children with the skills and knowledge to manage their lives positively and become responsible global citizens.