PSHE - including Relationships and Health Education
PSHE stands for ‘Personal, Social, Health and Economic’ Education and RSE stands for ‘Relationship and Sex Education’. RSE and Health Education are statutory requirements, which means that it must be taught to all children (unless parents request otherwise).
At Northbourne we use the ‘Jigsaw’ PSHE programme, which ensures that we have a wide coverage of the subject areas at age appropriate levels. ‘Jigsaw’ is approved by The Church of England and therefore is in-line with the school’s faith requirements.
PSHE at Northbourne promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school. It also prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. PSHE runs throughout everything we do at school as it underpins how we want children to learn and grow. We also make strong links between the school values of "independence, resilience, emotional intelligence, inquisitiveness, collaboration and communication." This enables us to have a holistic ethos to our PSHE curriculum.
We feel that it is important to promote good mental health so that children feel confident in understanding and managing their feelings, understanding others’ feelings and being able to share them when they need to. Our children also learn about and celebrate diversity in order to help them to appreciate different races, cultures and ways of life. Our children make positive links within the local community to develop their understanding of being a good citizen and to enable them to see the wider picture of life as they develop their own dreams and goals.