At Anston Hillcrest PSHE consists of learning designed to promote children’s personal, social and health development. It gives children the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need to stay healthy and safe, develop worthwhile relationships, respect differences, develop independence and responsibility, and make the most of their own abilities and those of others.
At Anston Hillcrest we are using the JIGSAW scheme of work in order to deliver full coverage of the PSHE scheme. The scheme is taught to prepare children to play an active role as members of a democratic society, preparing them to develop into independence, responsible citizens and to make informed choices about their own lifestyle now and in the future.
Please find attached below a guide for parents which will explain more about the scheme.
In this section you can find the PSHE long term plan coverage, a guide on what JIGSAW is and a information leaflet for parents. Please note we will not be covering the Changing Me part of the scheme, for this seciton we will be using the ROSIS Scheme for the RSE coverage.
At Anston Hillcrest, we develop and promote British Values throughout our school on a daily basis in all we do and within our curriculum. A key part of our aim for children is for them to become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and leave school fully prepared for life in modern Britain.
The British Values we teach are:
The Rule of Law
Tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs
From this learning our children will learn:
An understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process
An understanding that the freedom to hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law
An acceptance that people having different faiths and beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of discriminatory behaviour
An understanding of the importance or identifying and combating discrimination
British Values is something we see as very important for the children of Anston Hillcrest and something our children promote well.
The new Relationship and Sex Education guidance comes into force in September 2020.
You cannot withdraw your child from Relationships Education because it is important that all children receive this content, covering topics such as friendships and how to stay safe. At Anston Hillcrest we have chosen to also teach Sex Education. If you’d like to know more about this, we recommend speaking to the class teacher about what will be taught and when.
During the summer term we will invite you in (parents of children in Class 6) to discuss the resources we will show your children and how Sex Education will be taught.
If you do not want your child to take part in some or all of the lessons on Sex Education, you can ask that they are withdrawn. At primary level, the head teacher must grant this request.
We will send a refusal slip out - we will assume that unless we have written refusal, that all children will be taught Sex Education.