At St. Margaret’s C.E. Junior School, we teach PSHE as a whole-school approach to underpin children’s development as people and because we believe that this also supports their learning capacity. We include the statutory Relationships and Health Education within our whole-school PSRHE Programme.
We value PSRHE as one way to support children’s development as human beings, to enable them to understand and respect who they are, to empower them with a voice and to equip them for life and learning.
PSRHE enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, physically, mentally and emotionally, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
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 our children’s needs. 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 us to deliver engaging and relevant PSHE within a whole-school approach. Jigsaw lessons also include mindfulness allowing our children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration, focus and self-regulation.
We also adapt and supplement the learning with whole school initiatives and in response to individual and cohort led need.
In addition, our core values form the bedrock of our work on attitudes and relationships. We aim to achieve excellent behaviour and positive relationships by embedding our values through worship, PSRHE sessions, circle time and across the curriculum.
Our Core Christian Values:
Respect Equality Co-operation Compassion Forgiveness Peace
We also expect our children to uphold our school motto:
Everyone is Valued Everyone is Motivated Everyone Achieves
Please see our curriculum plans below.