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Personal, Social, Health, Economic Education (PSHE)

Personal, social, health and economic education

Mrs Gould
PSHE subject lead

Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education.  All schools should teach PSHE, drawing on good practice, and this expectation is outlined in the introduction to the proposed new national curriculum.

At Lytchet Matravers Primary School, we use our PSHE education programme to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions.  

We seek to use PSHE education to build, where appropriate, on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum, the basic school curriculum and in statutory guidance on: drug education, financial education, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.

JIGSAW PSHE:  www.jigsawpshe.com/#welcome-to-jigsaw-pshe

At LMPS, we use the Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE for our pupils.  This brings together Personal, Social, Health and Economic education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a lesson-a-week programme.

Designed as a whole school approach, Jigsaw provides a comprehensive scheme of learning for Foundation Stage to Year 6.  It provides well-structured, progressive lessons with assemblies that link to each half termly topic.

Jigsaw holds children at its heart and its cohesive vision helps children understand and value who they are and how they fit and contribute to the world.

 

Sex and Relationship Education (SRE)

Sex and relationship education (SRE) is an important part of PSHE education and is statutory in maintained secondary schools.