PSHE / Citizenship

PSHE / Citizenship

PSHE and Citizenship encourages our children to be healthy, confident, independent and responsible members of society. We actively encourage our children to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the community. We help develop their sense of selfworth and how to form successful relationships. We teach the children to respect themselves and each other in what they say and do. Much of this is taught through weekly “Circle Times” based upon the Family links Nurture Programme. Through the Woodstock Partnership of schools we offer Family Links courses for parents and carers.

At William Fletcher, we are proud to teach Jigsaw PSHE.  Jigsaw is a mindful and child-centred approach to PSHE. It is an original and comprehensive scheme of learning which integrates personal, social, health and economic education with emphasis on emotional literacy, mental health and SMSC, especially spiritual development.

Jigsaw aims to help children know and value who they really are and how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.

Relationships, Health and Sex Education Policy

From September 2020, the new curriculum for Relationships and Health Education became compulsory in primary schools. In addition, primary schools were given the choice about teaching Sex Education, which is something we continue to do at William Fletcher, in line with our Jigsaw programme.

Relationships Education
Relationships Education will put in place the building blocks needed for positive and safe relationships, including with family, friends and online. Your child will be taught what a relationship is, what friendship is, what family means and who can support them. In an age-appropriate way, your child’s school will cover how to treat each other with kindness, consideration and respect.

By the end of primary school, pupils will have been taught content on:

– families and people who care for me
– caring friendships
– respectful relationships
– online relationships
– being safe

Health Education
Health Education aims to give your child the information they need to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing, to recognise issues in themselves and others, and to seek support as early as possible when issues arise.

By the end of primary school, pupils will have been taught content on:

– mental wellbeing
– internet safety and harms
– physical health and fitness
– healthy eating
– facts and risks associated with drugs, alcohol and tobacco
– health and prevention
– basic first aid
– changing adolescent body

Your rights as a parent
The important lessons you teach your child about healthy relationships, looking after themselves and staying safe, are respected and valued under this new curriculum. Teaching at school will complement and reinforce the lessons you teach your child as they grow up. Our policies are published online and available to anybody free of charge. We welcome your opinion, and always plan to ensure our teaching reflects the age and religious background of our pupils.

Right to withdraw your child
You cannot withdraw your child from Relationships Education because it is important that all children receive this content, covering topics such as friendships and how to stay safe. At William Fletcher Primary School we also choose to teach Sex Education. If you would like to know more about this, please see our published policy about the content and what will be taught when. If you do not want your child to take part in some or all of the lessons on Sex Education, you can ask that they are withdrawn. At primary level, the head teacher must grant this request. The science curriculum in all maintained schools also includes content on human development, including reproduction, which there is no right to withdraw from.

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