Our vision for PSHE at Whitehall Park School is for every child to be equipped with the necessary skills to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We aim to help our children to understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up through high quality teaching and consistently reinforcing our school values.
PSHE is taught through a detailed and comprehensive scheme called Jigsaw. Jigsaw 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.”
This includes statutory Relationships and Health Education, in a spiral, progressive and fully planned scheme of work. It gives children relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others.
Jigsaw consists of six half-term units of work (Puzzles), each containing six lessons (Pieces) covering each academic year.
- Term 1: Being Me in My World
- Term 2: Celebrating Difference (including anti-bullying)
- Term 3: Dreams and Goals
- Term 4: Healthy Me
- Term 5: Relationships
- Term 6: Changing Me (including Sex Education)
At Whitehall Park, we prepare our children for life, helping them to really know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.
We believe it is important to educate and raise awareness of key topics such as anti-bullying week, e-safety, and road safety to highlight ways of preventing and responding. We also believe it is important to consistently celebrate each other’s achievements. Every Friday we hold a Celebration Assembly where we recognise any special achievements, awards, or events. This supports us in building a strong community at Whitehall Park. We have weekly mindfulness assemblies where the children practice breathing exercises.