The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they can more readily choose their responses to situations rather than react while caught up in the thought-flows and emotions, saving behaviour issues from happening, helping concentration and lessening stress and anxiety. At Calverton Primary School, we use Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE, which brings together Personal, Social, Health Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
Key Stages 1 and 2
Core Theme 1: Health and wellbeing
Core Theme 2: Relationships
Core Theme 3: Living in the wider world – Economic wellbeing, careers and the world of work
PSHE in our curriculum
PSHE Education will be covered through a combination of:
Planning, Teaching and learning for all areas of PSHE:
We teach PSHE Education to all children at Calverton Primary School. Class teachers deliver at least one PSHE session weekly. This may be through a circle-time or other format. The work carried out in these sessions will be drawn from plans based on the PSHE Association programme of study for PSHE, SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) themes that are linked to whole-school themes (for example Anti-bullying week) or in response to a specific identified need within the class (for example: talking through the needs of a new class member who has particular difficulties of some kind).
Teachers provide learning opportunities that are matched to the individual needs of all children including those with learning difficulties. PSHE Education themes are often completed cross curricular through other subjects and we use a range of teaching and learning styles. We place emphasis on active learning by including children in discussions, investigations and problem solving activities. As they move through school we encourage children to take part in a range of practical activities that promote active citizenship. For example: class assemblies as well asJunior Citizens, British Red Cross and London Fire Brigade.
Differentiation for SEN and Able Children:
Throughout their school career children will be at different levels of maturity, will have varied life experiences and a range of attitudes and feelings. Lessons should be planned to allow their perceptions to be articulated, with all contributions being valued and respected. In relation to some sensitive issues, such as sex and relationship education or drug education, the teacher needs to ensure that the teaching point is conveyed in language that is accessible and appropriate to the children.
Teachers may need to use different resources, activities or provide specific support depending on the needs of their pupils. The programme should be broad and balanced and provide for pupils’ different learning styles.
Additional Pastoral Care Arrangements:
At Calverton Primary School, we aim to develop all abilities of pupils, including their personal and social skills, especially if these are not strengths. We aim to create an environment in which children are taught to relate well to each other and where differences of all kinds, including ability, are accepted. We recognise that some able children may also have Special Educational Needs and need additional support.
Children may require additional arrangements for emotional and social development or support.
The pastoral team is composed of Ms Gill (Pastoral Manager), Ms Gilbey (Learning Mentor) Ms Rose (Learning Mentor) their aim in school is to provide support, advice and information to the children families/carers within our school community.
They specifically work in school with key children who need further time and support to access learning or have a person to share their thoughts and feelings to.
Additionally they help parents with any issues that you may have in relation to your child’s education, behaviour and wellbeing. They are also there to be someone parents can talk to if they need any help or have any queries.