PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepared for life and work. At Avonwood, we aim to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, teamworking and critical thinking in the context of some core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world (including economic wellbeing). PSHE learning is essential to personal development, behaviour, welfare and safeguarding.
At Avonwood, we use a consistent approach of teaching PSHE. This is through a whole-school approach and scheme of learning called ‘Jigsaw’. Jigsaw is a unique, progressive scheme of work, which aims to prepare children for life, helping them really know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world. This is taught through six key projects each year; Being Me in My World, Celebrating Differences, Dreams and Goals, Healthy Me, Relationships and Changing Me. Through this, we place strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience, nurturing mental and physical health and mindfulness. This allows children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus. The children at Avonwood also engage in enhancing experiences such as the Life Education Bus which provides expert PSHE knowledge and teaching.
PSHE Curriculum Overview Document: Click Here