Our curriculum intent for PSHE is that children will:
- develop a sound understsnding of risk,
- gain knowledge to keep themselves healthy,
- gain knowledge to make safe and informed decisions and
- develop character virtues.
Our PSHE curriculum helps children to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage many of the critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face as they grow up and in adulthood. Three core themes run through our Jigsaw scheme of work. These are; health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world. By teaching pupils to stay safe and healthy, and by building self- esteem, resilience and empathy, the effective implementation of our PSHE curriculum can tackle barriers to learning, raise aspirations, and improve the mental wellbeing of our pupils.
PSHE also encompasses ‘Sex and Relationship Education’ (SRE). This will become a compulsory aspect of the curriculum in 2020. The core SRE content is delivered through the Changing Me Puzzle within our JIGSAW scheme of work in the Summer term. However, essential work is done in previous puzzles to build children’s self-esteem, to enhance their own sense of self in regard to their body image, how to develop caring and healthy relationships and how to develop assertiveness skills in keeping themselves valued, safe and respected.
At Courthouse, we do not tolerate bullying or prejudiced behaviour of any kind. Children at Courthouse are taught about issues of difference through the curriculum and assemblies as well as dedicated events or projects. Our rules (be ready, be respectful and be safe) are consistently enforced to ensure a purposeful, calm environment. If a bullying allegation did arise, this would be investigated immediately and appropriately as outlined in our anti-bullying policy which can be found in the policies section of this website.