Our whole curriculum is shaped by our values: GROW (Generosity, Resilience, Optimism and Wisdom), which aim to enable all children, regardless of background, ability and additional needs, to flourish and make links within their learning to the wider world.
We teach PSHE through a clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and are sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. During the year, all children will have the opportunity to develop their understanding of PSHE and how this impacts them in school but also teaches them the skills they need to develop into successful members of our society.
Throughout the year children have the opportunity to engage with further opportunities for personal, social and health development. Every year we teach the scheme Taking Care as part of our Protective Behaviours work. In November we have an Anti-Bullying Week which along with termly Anti-Bullying check-ups, teaches the children how to look out for signs of bullying and what to do if they are worried they are being bullied.
Being healthy is valued through whole school events such as sports week and regular participation in PE lessons and competitive events, as well as incidental lessons such as the importance of eating a healthy range of foods or regular handwashing.
As a school we also support charity events such as Children in Need and we have recently implemented a Peer Wellbeing Champion scheme with the support of the school nursing service to raise awareness around mental health and wellbeing. Residential trips in Years 5 and 6 provide excellent opportunities for children to put into practice and to further develop their PSHE skills.
To support the teaching of PSHE and RSE at Binley Woods Primary School we use a published scheme of work called Jigsaw. This was selected as it offers a comprehensive programme for Primary PSHE, including statutory Relationships and Health Education, in a spiral, progressive and fully planned scheme of work, giving children relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others.