Our School Vision
Together through faith we will aspire to grow in our understanding of ourselves, in our
abilities and in our knowledge of God’s wonderful diverse world
At St James Primary Academy, PSHE is at the core of what we do and enables our children to become independent, confident, healthy and responsible members of society, as well as developing the “whole child” intellectually, morally, socially and spiritually. Through our whole-school approach to PSHE, it is our belief that excellence in these areas will lead to excellence across the curriculum and beyond in later life. PSHE is taught across the school from Reception to Year 6 on a weekly basis and as a school, we follow the Jigsaw PSHE scheme. Our PSHE curriculum equips children with relevant and meaningful content, which is supported through a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. With an ever changing society, we are able to provide our children with a strong understanding of the diverse world around them and support them in playing a positive role in contributing to the school and the wider community. Weaving through the heart of our PSHE teaching, is a commitment to enhancing and promoting our core Christian Values; Love; Trust; Respect; Friendship; Honesty and Truthfulness and Perseverance.
Our whole curriculum is shaped by our school vision which aims to enable all children, to continually develop their understanding of themselves, have belief in their own abilities and to flourish to become the very best version of themselves they can possibly be.
We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. Jigsaw PSHE directs our aim on developing the “whole child” through a spiral curriculum approach to
developing knowledge, skills and understanding in the areas of;
Being Me in My World
Dreams and Goals
What will this look like? By the time children leave our school they will:
For all children to have a willingness and ability to try new things, push themselves and persevere. To have a good understanding of how to stay safe, healthy and develop good relationships. To have an appreciation of what it means to be a positive member of a diverse, multicultural society. To have a strong self-awareness, interlinked with compassion of others.
St James Primary Academy PSHE and Relationship, Sex Education (RSE) Policy
PSHE and RSE Policy 2022 - 2023.docx
Our PSHE Curriculum Overview