PSHE & SMSC
Intent for Personal, Social, Health Education, including Relationships and Health Education
At Boyne Hill CE Infant & Nursery School, we value PSHE as a planned programme of learning opportunities and experiences that help our pupils grow and develop as individuals and as members of families and communities. We aim to equip them with knowledge, understanding and practical skills, appropriate to their age and maturity, in order to live healthy, safe, fulfilled and responsible lives. A comprehensive PSHE programme enables pupils to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they may encounter now and in the future. Carefully linked with our own school values, we recognise that PSHE makes a significant contribution to children’s personal, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and the ability to understand and reflect upon not only the school’s values but also the fundamental British values.
To ensure progression and a spiral curriculum, we use Jigsaw Primary, the mindful approach to PSHE, as our chosen teaching and learning programme. Jigsaw Primary lessons also include mindfulness, allowing pupils to advance their emotional awareness, concentration, focus and self-regulation. Our mapping documents show exactly how Jigsaw Primary, and therefore our school, meets the statutory Relationships and Health Education requirements.
Intent for the Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Development, including the Fundamental British Values
At Boyne Hill, SMSC is not taught as a discreet subject in itself but pervades all aspects of learning and behaviour, being integrated into the PSHE curriculum and across all aspects of school life. The freedom to hold faiths and beliefs different to our own is protected in law and thus our pupils are always encouraged to and expected to regard people of all faiths or of none, of all races and of all cultures with respect and tolerance. We teach pupils that all people living in England are subject to its law, regardless of their different views about what is right and wrong and we expect all pupils to be good role models for each other, encouraged through high expectations of behaviour both in and outside of school. The voice of the child is valued and encouraged, promoting democracy at every opportunity.