PSHE & RSE
At Moorhill Primary school we ensure our PSHE (including RSE) curriculum provides pupils with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within the community. Through delivering PSHE across the school we aim to encourage pupils 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, so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning.
PSHE allows pupils to reflect on their experiences, and to understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. Specific teaching of PSHE helps pupils 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 deliver Personal, Social, Health Education using Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE. Jigsaw PSHE will support the development of the skills, attitudes, values and behaviour, which enable pupils to:
Have a sense of purpose
Value self and others
Make and act on informed decisions
Work with others
Respond to challenge
Be an active partner in their own learning
Be active citizens within the local community
Explore issues related to living in a democratic society
Become healthy and fulfilled individuals
PSHE is not only delivered as stand-alone lessons. At Moorhill we use our school code of Mutual Respect and our core values to promote self-belief, the importance of teamwork, having ambitions and high aspirations throughout their school life, showing respect for themselves, others and their community, and how the effort they give now, will impact on them in the long term.
Throughout the school year, Moorhill Primary also participates in National and International events that support PSHE, for example, Internet Safety Day, Anti-Bullying Week, Red Nose Day, Children in Need. We also take part in International school links which are organised by the MFL co-ordinator.
We firmly believe that our PSHE curriculum is essential for children to become confident, tolerant and well-rounded adults. They will have developed skills needed for life-long learning such as tackling social and emotional issues, global issues and problems and their part in being a global citizen, a good understanding of what health relationships are and being respectful and tolerant of others who may lead different lives to themselves.