The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more. At James Cambell Primary School, it is our intent that personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them 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. The curriculum helps the children build a positive self-image in order to develop healthy relationships with others. It is interwoven with the behaviour and ethos of the school.
We believe that our children need to acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to manage their lives and thrive as individuals and members of society. We therefore deliver a well-sequenced and progressive PSHE scheme of work (Jigsaw) in line with new Government guidelines. It is constructed to meet the needs of our children and is taught alongside SEAL lessons as well as class and ‘School Council’ activities. This is enriched further by a comprehensive assembly timetable, which reinforces the ideals of SEAL and the British Values. We follow the Votes for Schools programme, which provides our pupils with the opportunity to discuss current affairs whilst forming and voicing their own opinions on important matters.
We also ensure we have a clear and structured SRE syllabus which is delivered throughout the school in the summer term. The school has a number of PSHCE focused workshops, themed weeks and visits to cater for the needs of our school community. This includes: Metropolitan Police Visits, Junior Citizen Day, International Week & SID.