PSHE & SRE
PSHE and SRE At Primrose Hill
All schools must provide a curriculum that is broadly based, balanced and meets the needs of all pupils. Under section 78 of the Education Act 2002 and the Academies Act 2010, a PSHE curriculum:
- Promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and
- Prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
The Government’s PSHE education review of PSHE Education (March 2013) stated that the subject would remain non-statutory and that no new programmes of study would be published.
However, Right Honourable Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Education, announced, on March 1st 2017, that it is her intention to make Relationships Education statutory in Primary schools from September 2019 and that content guidance will be published prior to that.
At Primrose Hill, we use the Jigsaw scheme of work to deliver these aims. We are confident that the Jigsaw Programme covers all aspects of Relationships and Sex Education in an age-appropriate way but are assured if there are any gaps that Jigsaw will provide its schools with materials to ensure all statutory duties are fulfilled. The DfE specified as part of its National Curriculum guidance that ‘All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice’. The review also detailed:
“PSHE remains an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. We believe that all schools should teach PSHE, drawing on good practice, and have outlined this expectation in the introduction to the new National Curriculum” (Written Ministerial Statement: Review of Personal, Social, Health and Economic education, March 2013).
This Jigsaw PSHE policy we use is also informed by DfE guidance on Relationships, Sex and Health Education (as above), preventing and tackling bullying (Preventing and tackling bullying: Advice for head teachers, staff and governing bodies, July 2013, updated 2017), Drug and Alcohol Education (DfE and ACPO drug advice for schools: Advice for local authorities, headteachers, school staff and governing bodies, September 2012), safeguarding (Working Together to Safeguard Children: A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, March 2013 and Keeping Children Safe in Education, 2018) and equality (Equality Act 2010: Advice for school leaders, school staff, governing bodies and local authorities, revised June 2014). The Jigsaw Programme meets all the outcomes in the PSHE Association Programmes of Study, 2017.
Please download a copy of this policy if you are interested in learning more about our work in this area, and about the topics and themes we teach here.
Please also remember that although we hold a series of special parent and carer meetings every year in the Summer term to discuss the work we will be doing in the area of SRE, you are welcome to make contact with us at any time. You can do this by telephone school on 0161 921 2400 or by visiting our school office and asking to speak to either Mr Myring (our PSHE lead) or Mr Ashton, our headteacher.