PSHE & RSE
At Birkbeck Primary School, we teach Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) as a whole-school approach to underpin children’s development as people and because we believe that this also supports their learning capacity. We consider Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) as an important part of the PSHE curriculum.
We have adopted the Jigsaw programme as a scheme of work to teach PSHE and RSE. Jigsaw offers us a comprehensive, carefully thought-through scheme of work which brings consistency and progression to our children’s learning in this vital curriculum area.
Our curriculum also supports the ‘Personal Development’ and ‘Behaviour and Attitude’ aspects required under the Ofsted Inspection Framework, as well as significantly contributing to the school’s Safeguarding and Equality Duties, the Government’s British Values agenda and the SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural) development opportunities provided for our children.
As a Rights Respecting School, we seek to put the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of a school’s ethos and culture; to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential.
The Unicef UK Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. These work alongside our school values: Respect, Equality and Resilience. The Jigsaw PSHE programme compliments our school values.