PSHE at Woodmansterne
You may be aware that the government has launched a new set of statutory requirements for PSHE Education in schools. Much of the content is covered in our wider curriculum, however we will also teach explicit units to students in form time. The tutor, as the adult who knows our students best, will therefore deliver the vast majority of learning.
To help ensure that our PSHE curriculum is robust and relevant to our students, we have invested in a widely used PSHE package called ‘Jigsaw’ which allows us to build a PSHE curriculum from Year 7 right the way up to Year 11.
Many of the units of work we cover in PSHE cover our statutory requirements for RSE (Relationship and Sex Education). Rather than teaching explicit units about these topics our approach, in line with many schools, is to teach relevant content contextually rather than as singular lessons on sensitive subjects. Therefore, while some units will lend themselves more explicitly towards conversations around changes in relationships and the body, we ensure that all components of RSE are taught in conjunction with key learning around moral decision-making, healthy living and the law.
For certain topics we will continue to look towards external expertise to support our delivery, although our capacity to do this is more limited due to current restrictions. If any parents have links that could support us with this please do feel free to contact me directly.
For your information you can find here the topic overviews, as well as statutory guidance around PSHE and RSE. You may also contact me directly should you wish to discuss any of the content taught to your child in PSHE.
Assistant Head for Community