PSHE : Intent and Implementation

At Roe Green Infant School, PSHE underpins everything we teach our pupils, as their well-being is of paramount importance. We believe that children need a positive attitude and to develop resilience in order to be ready to learn. We support all students to become valued, responsible members of society, that treat each other with respect and dignity, whilst ensuring we are preparing them for life in Modern Britain with core British Values deeply embedded. Our school teaches PSHE using the Jigsaw Scheme. This is taught through assemblies, class-based lessons, our core school values and circle times, always responding to the needs of our children. We believe that it is important for children to know their rights and be equipped with strategies to learn through taking risks and challenging themselves. By embedding our school values and culture throughout the curriculum, we enable our children to continue to develop their sense of self-worth, whilst developing their personal attributes to achieve their full potential and open doors to the wider world.

We deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that maximises the outcomes for every child, so that they know more, remember more and understand more. Questions are used as a starting point from which it is hoped that more questions will arise, which in turn will enable children to reflect and develop their understanding further. Questions such as: Who am I?  What do I have to offer? Where do I fit in the wider world? help children to acquire knowledge, to eliminate confusion and guide a discussion with others.

This will support them in becoming healthier, more independent and responsible members of society who understand how they are developing personally and socially, and give them confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities, and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. 

Skills and Progression Map

Please click on the PDF icon below to see detailed information about the development of skills and knowledge in this subject from year to year.