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St Margaret's-at-Cliffe Primary School

St Margaret's-at-Cliffe Primary School

Personal, Social and Health & Education (PSHE)

The following information and documents are available for parents/carers to view as part of our consultation process - to be updated in due course.

PSHE stands for Personal, Social and Health Education. It is an important part of your child's learning. Personal, social and health education (PSHE) helps to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives. We promote respect for all and value every individual child.

At St Margaret's-at-Cliffe Primary School we follow the Jigsaw approach to PSHE.
Jigsaw provides pupils with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within the community.
Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. In doing so, they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They 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.
They 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 is delivered within six core units; all supporting the development of 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

Sex Education:

At St Margaret's-at-Cliffe Primary School, we believe children should understand the facts about human reproduction before they leave Primary School. We define Sex Education as understanding human reproduction.

The Jigsaw unit 'Changing me' is covered by all year groups. This unit includes Sex Education in the context of looking at change.
Effective Sex Education can make a significant contribution to the development of the personal skills needed by pupils if they are to establish and maintain relationships. It also enables children and young people to make responsible and informed decisions about their health and well-being.
It is important to note that this learning adheres to our school’s values and DfE requirements.
We are mindful that parents/carers do have the legal right to withdraw their children from the Sex Education learning of the Jigsaw Programme. Should a parent/carer wish to do so, they must firstly request a meeting with the Head of School to discuss their concerns.

Please see documents below and our PSHE policy for more information.


 Performers from Firehorse Productions - The B Word Anti-bullying Production

Mr J Oliver - Subject Leader