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PSHE incl Relationships, Health and Sex Education

PSHE - Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

including Relationship, Sex and Health Education (RSHE)

At Yatton Schools, we want every child to develop as healthy, confident, independent and responsible members of society. Through our PSHE curriculum, we encourage our children to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider cultural community. We aim to develop children who are reflective and who have a strong awareness and respect for the well-being of others and their own selves.

Our children are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. They learn to understand and respect our common humanity, diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.

In our school we choose to implement Personal, Social, Health Education using the Jigsaw scheme, ‘the mindful approach to PSHE’, as do many other primary schools. This includes our provision for Relationship Education and Health Education (which became mandatory for primary schools from September 2020) and Sex Education (included as part of the Jigsaw 'Changing Me' unit).

Teaching strategies are varied and all children are supported through differentiation as appropriate. It is a whole school approach with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time. It is tailored to the physical and emotional maturity of pupils. Whilst the scheme is followed, teachers are always responsive to the needs of their class and will adapt accordingly.

In addition to this, wherever possible, close links are made between our PSHE and our school values, Yatton Learner skills, our worship and British Values. 

More information on the content we cover across our schools and further information on the Jigsaw PSHE programme can be found by clicking the links below. These include leaflets for parents and information on how we cover Relationships and Sex Education and, as we are a Church School, how Jigsaw PSHE supports the Church of England Principles and Charter in relation to Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE)

More detailed information about the Content of the Jigsaw Scheme can be accessed via the Parent Portal on our website: Go to ‘Yatton Schools’ then ‘For Parents’: ‘Parent Portal’. You will need to put in your username and password which has been emailed out but is available on request. Paper copies also available on request. 

Please take time to read our policy (see link below) and about our provision for PSHE and Relationships and Sex Education. We review and re-evaluate our policy and teaching approaches regularly and very much welcome feedback from parents as part of this ongoing process. We will respond individually to any feedback or suggestions as to how we might improve or develop our policy and provision and let you know of any decisions we make to update our policy. 

We send out reminders to parents each year in advance of our teaching of the 'Changing Me' unit in Term 6 which contains the more specific 'Sex Education' lessons.

Parents/carers: If you have any questions or wish to provide feedback on our PSHE/Relationships and Sex Education policy and/or teaching programme, please message Mrs Howard:

Letter to parents Relationships, Sex, Health Education T5 and T6

RSHE reminder for parents May 2021