RSHE at Springfield
From September 2020, the new curriculum for Relationships and Health Education is compulsory in English schools, ‘to provide pupils with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within the community’ and we want to teach our Springfield children these valuable skills. We understand the importance of the role that parents and carers play in teaching RSHE and have had, and will continue to have, informative sessions with our community. Content that is covered in our weekly RSHE lessons varies from physical and mental wellbeing to forming healthy relationships, being safe online, and being active, democratic citizens. Some of these are also taught through PE, computing and science.
At Springfield, we teach our pupils content in an age appropriate and developmentally appropriate way, ‘with respect to the backgrounds and beliefs of pupils and parents while always with the aim of providing pupils with the knowledge they need’. This is why we are confident that when we have discussions with our pupils, we do so in a safe, respectful and clearly thought out manner, ensuring that our pupil’s safety and wellbeing is at the forefront of our minds.
We follow the Jigsaw scheme of work for PSHE, which has an integrated whole school approach. It progresses through the following units across the school, all of which follow the guidance of the Department for Education. Classes may also have additional ‘circle times’ to support this.
To see a more detailed look at these units click here for our curriculum road map
You can also find our school’s RSHE policy here.