PSHE Leader: Jodie Rudd
At CCJ, there is a high correlation between the skills taught in PSHE with the values and rules we as staff and the children aspire to follow. PSHE plays an important role in promoting children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural education through our collective worship and incorporation of British Values. Through the effective implementation of JIGSAW as a resource of PSHE, our children are engaged and challenged about their responsibilities, goals, opportunities and experiences. Every child is supported in developing the confidence to be able to share their opinions, challenge others and ask questions.
With an ever changing society, we aim to provide our children with the tools they need to understand their rights and responsibilities and what it means to become global citizens within their wider communities whilst living in a diverse society. We encourage our pupils to be open minded and inclusive to others, celebrating differences whilst feeling that they belong. Central to our curriculum are opportunities for children to develop the skills and knowledge to keep themselves healthy and safe, physically and mentally. Through our discreet lessons as well as wider cross curricular approach to teaching PSHE, we provide an extended range of opportunities for children to apply the skills they learn through our PSHE curriculum to other situations, such as developing leadership through school council or building confidence and team work through residential camps. Children’s wellbeing and happiness is at the forefront of what we do as a school, we have a holistic approach towards our curriculum and strive for the best for every child. At the heart of our PSHE teaching is a commitment to enhancing and promoting our Christian values: love, hope, generosity, humility, forgiveness and courage.
How is PSHE taught at CCJ?
Our PSHE is delivered as part of a two-year cycle and each of the six strands are revisited every year to give children the chance to reflect upon prior learning and develop new skills and knowledge in that area. Our band teams and teachers have the autonomy to adapt and move elements of the Jigsaw programme to ensure that it meets the needs of the children we teach, addresses current local and world events and fits in with other topic-based learning. Statutory requirements for the delivery of Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) are met through the two units which are delivered in terms 5 and 6. Children are given regular opportunities outside PSHE lessons to apply their new skills and knowledge in different contexts, for example assemblies, class worship, school council meetings and classroom discussions.