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Greatwood PSHE Curriculum

PSHE Is an integral part of the curriculum and day to day experiences that we have here at Greatwood.  We are a Community school and Personal, Social, Health and Economic education is central to our ethos. Every Monday morning our whole school start off the week with a PSHE lesson, we follow the superb JIGSAW PSHE curriculum and as you walk down the Greatwood corridor on a Monday morning you will hear chime bars and see children and staff members meditating.  

Jigsaw allows us all to get into the correct frame of mind for school and sets us up for a superb week of teaching and learning. This approach, linked in with our bespoke Pastoral Team and Outdoor Ed opportunities allows not only our children, but their parents and our staff members to THRIVE.

Our aim is to provide pupils with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within the Greatwood and Skipton community.

Our children are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of Greatwood School and the Skipton community. In doing so they will learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. Through our PSHE curriculum our children will be able to reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.

Our children will learn to understand and respect our common humanity; diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.

Jigsaw PSHE will support the development of the skills, attitudes, values and behaviour, which enable pupils to:

  • Have a sense of purpose
  • Value self and others
  • Form relationships
  • Make and act on informed decisions
  • Communicate effectively
  • Work with others
  • Respond to challenge
  • Be an active partner in their own learning
  • Be active citizens within the local community
  • Explore issues related to living in a democratic society
  • Become healthy and fulfilled individuals

 

Mrs Marshall is our PSHE leader and expert.

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