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Bishop's Waltham Junior School

Enjoy, Learn & Achieve Together

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

At Bishop’s Waltham Junior School, we feel that personal, social and health education(PSHE) is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. During these sessions we will endeavour to provide the pupils with the opportunity to explore and develop:

  • employability skills so that they are well prepared for the next stage of their education, employment, self-employment or training
  • an understanding of how to keep themselves safe from relevant risks such as abuse, sexual exploitation and extremism, including when using the internet and social media
  • the knowledge of how to keep themselves healthy, both emotionally and physically, including through exercising and healthy eating
  • the personal development, so that they are well prepared to respect others and contribute to wider society and life in Britain.
  • the importance of physical and emotional well-being, including healthy eating, fitness and mental health awareness
  • how to stay safe online
  • how to stay safe from all forms of bullying

Our PSHE sessions take on a variety of forms. Topics could be taught through drama activities, class/group discussions, assemblies and workshops from staff or outside agencies, written work, shared work and much more.  

At BWJS we follow the SEAL program of study as well as additional units to ensure a broad and varied PSHE curriculum.

These additional units include our sex and relationship education (SRE). Our SRE policy can be accessed here

Our PSHE curriculum can be seen below, and our assembly rota shows when SEAL assemblies are being delivered.

(Assembly Rota 2017 - 2018)

At Bishop's Waltham Junior School, we firmly believe in teaching children their rights, respect for others, and their responsibilities. We do this through our overall behaviour policy, through class assemblies and discussions, and other curriculum areas.

Rights, Respect & Responsibility

Our Curriculum Overview

Year Three

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term

New Beginnings

Class Charter/rules/circle times

Going for goals

Relationships

 

Getting on and falling out

Say no to bullying

Good to be me

Changes

People and their work

Year Four

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term

New Beginnings

Class Charter/rules/circle times

Going for goals

Relationships

 

Getting on and falling out

Say no to bullying

Keeping healthy – exercise and drugs education

Good to be me

Changes in bodies: Sex and relationship education

 

Changes

Keeping safe outside

Year Five

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term

New Beginnings

Class Charter/rules/circle times

Going for goals

Being involved with my community (Citizenship)

Relationships

It’s my body – Sex and relationship education

Getting on and falling out

Say no to bullying

Good to be me

Risks and pressures – Drugs and alcohol

Changes

 

Year Six

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term

New Beginnings

Class Charter/rules/circle times

Going for goals

Fire service – personal road safety – ‘Taking responsibility for my own safety’

Relationships

 

Getting on and falling out

Say no to bullying

Good to be me

Sex and relationship education

Changes

Drugs and Alcohol (PSCO visit)

 

Promoting Spritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development (SMSC) at BWJS

Bishop’s Waltham Junior school recognises that the personal development of pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally, plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve.  

At BWJS, the spiritual development of our pupils is shown by their:

  • ability to be reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise, that inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for different people’s faiths, feelings and values
  •  sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them
  • use of imagination and creativity in their learning
  •  willingness to reflect on their experiences.

At BWJS, the moral development of our pupils is shown by their:

  • ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong and to readily apply this understanding in their own lives, recognise legal boundaries and, in so doing, respect the civil and criminal law of England
  • understanding of the consequences of their behaviour and actions
  • interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues and ability to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues.

At BWJS, the social development of our pupils is shown by their:

  • use of a range of social skills in different contexts, for example working and socialising with other pupils, including those from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds
  •  willingness to participate in a variety of communities and social settings, including by volunteering, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively
  • acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs; they develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.

At BWJS, the cultural development of our pupils is shown by their:

  • understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and those of other
  • understanding and appreciation of the range of different cultures within school and further afield as an essential element of their preparation for life in modern Britain
  • knowledge of Britain’s democratic parliamentary system and its central role in shaping our history and values, and in continuing to develop Britain
  • willingness to participate in and respond positively to artistic, musical, sporting and cultural opportunities
  • interest in exploring, improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, as shown by their tolerance and attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities.

At the beginning of the academic year 2016-2017, our school values were given an overhaul. Our school values tie in very closely to the definitions above. This reinforces and promotes SMSC throughout our school.

We therefore aim to provide an education that provides pupils with opportunities to explore and develop:

  • their own values and beliefs
  • spiritual awareness
  • high standards of personal behaviour
  • a positive caring attitude towards other people
  • an understanding of their social and cultural traditions
  • an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures.

The curriculum maps and assembly rota below show a variety of ways that we promote and encourage the development of SMSC throughout our school and in assemblies.