Curriculum: PSHE

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

At Beverley Minster CE (VC) Primary School, we are extremely ambitious for our children and have high expectations for their behaviour and personal development regardless of background or starting point. Whilst the delivery of PSHE is non-statutory, we believe in creating well-rounded citizens, who understand risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions.

We intend to build on statutory guidance on: drug education, financial education, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle. Our church school ethos helps us to guide the children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural education and support their own, and others, wellbeing. We intend to deliver a PSHE curriculum which is accessible to all and ensures that each of our pupils will know more, remember more and understand more about how to play a positive and successful role within our society, both as a child and as an adult within the future. 

Our aim is to provide pupils with a knowledge of their world, locally, nationally and globally and give them confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up within this. We aim to provide our children with ‘real world’ opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society.  Moreover, our pupils are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.

Curriculum Implementation

PSHE is taught through the Jigsaw scheme of learning, which includes statutory Relationships and Health Education (England), in a spiral, progressive and fully planned scheme of work.  This comprehensive programme gives children relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others.  A wide variety of teaching and learning styles are used within PSHE lessons, with an emphasis on interactive learning with the teacher as a facilitator. Lessons have a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. The Jigsaw resources allow teachers to deliver engaging and relevant PSHE within a whole-school approach. PSHCE lessons also include mindfulness allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus.

Our school emotional environment across the school helps children to develop the confidence to ask questions, challenge the information they are offered, draw on their own experience, express their views and opinions and put what they have learned into practice in their own lives. Our PSHE programme is just one part of what we do to help each child develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to succeed in life. The curriculum in PSHE links with all aspects of school life and pastoral approaches we use, ensuring for our children that making the responsible choice is the choice that they need to make.

Below are links to information specific to our Jigsaw PSHE curriculum:

RSE guide for parents
LGBTQ Parent Information
SMSC and Emotional Literacy
British Values by Puzzle and Year Group

Progression of Knowledge and Skills