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Warden House Primary School

Warden House Primary School

Warden House Primary School

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PSHEC - Including Personal Development

"I've earned that people will forget what you SAID, people will forget what you DID, but people will never forget how you made them FEEL."

Maya Angelou

At Warden House Primary School, PSHE makes a vital contribution to areas where schools do have a duty. For example, the Education Act (2002) requires that we provide our children with a broad and balanced curriculum that “meets the needs of all pupils”. We know that Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education (SMSC) must be promoted and that we have a duty of care to keep our pupils safe. 

High quality, evidence-based and age-appropriate teaching of these subjects can help prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. They can also enable schools to promote the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils, at school and in society.” Department for Education (DfE)   

Our Jigsaw curriculum anchors PSHE within the goals, ethos and values of the Warden House Primary School community. British Values and SMSC are mapped throughout Jigsaw and  SMSC opportunities are identified throughout Jigsaw PSHE. Staff and pupils are clear about the contribution of PSHE to their development.  

Our PSHE curriculum holds children at its heart, and its cohesive vision helps children understand and value how they fit into and contribute to the world. 

With strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health, Jigsaw 3-11 properly equips schools to deliver engaging and relevant PSHE within a whole-school approach. Jigsaw lessons also include mindfulness allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus.

Personal, social and health education (including citizenship) is taught across the school, both discretely and embedded across all subjects.


Relationships, Sex and Health Education

As part of PSHEC, we are required by law to teach relationships education in primary school. At Warden House, this takes place as part of our Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) curriculum. We follow the Jigsaw scheme at Warden House that supports both staff and children in meeting the aims of the national curriculum in a child friendly and progressive way.

A guide to the content of RSE lessons can be found by clicking here. This guide is designed for parents and shows exactly what is covered in each year group at school. Should you have any questions about this, please contact your child's class teacher in the first instance. 

Further information can be found in our governor-approved RSE policy which can be found by clicking here.