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Wellington Primary School

Personal, social, health and citizenship education

At Wellington Primary School we believe PSHE to be an important cross curricular subject which prepares children for life, equipping them with important mind sets, skills and values. It is visible and valued as an essential part of teaching and learning, both directly through lessons and indirectly through the fair and consistent encouragement of good manners and consideration for others at all times.

We encourage all our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community through class & school councils, fundraising events, supporting nominated charities and involvement in community activities. We encourage children to think and behave positively and try to build upon strengths, this is supported through a focus on developing thinking skills, based around good open questioning, debate and encouraging reflection.

We teach PSHE in a variety of ways: as a discrete subject, via assemblies and through other subjects such as RE, History, Geography, Literacy, Maths and Science, as well as through outdoor educational visits, community work and activities.

We use the Jigsaw Scheme of Work from Nursery through to Year 6. Learning intentions are based on the non-statutory national framework for PSHE Education and Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) but enhanced to ensure our PSHE lessons are relevant to children living in today’s world as it helps them understand and be equipped to cope with modern issues such as body image, cyber and homophobic bullying, and internet safety.

All children enjoy PSHCE in school as it gives them an opportunity to express their thoughts, ideas and emotions about important issues in school, home and society, as they feel safe and listened to.​

Sex and Relationships Education

We carry out the main SRE teaching in our Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) curriculum. This is based on the Jigsaw scheme of work and takes place across the school in the second half of the summer term. Please ask the class teacher or Mrs Murphy (the PSHCE Coordinator) if you have any further questions. Please click here for more information on SRE content in Jigsaw.​

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