HUNTERS BAR INFANT SCHOOL
RELATIONSHIPS, SEX AND HEALTH EDUCATION
At the core of the school curriculum is the personal development and well-being of each child.
Hunter’s Bar Infants uses the Jigsaw RSHE scheme across school. An emphasis is now being placed by the Department of Education (DfE) on the emotional development of children and young people in schools. At Hunter’s Bar we use the Jigsaw scheme of learning. Jigsaw focuses on relationships, sex and health education (RSHE), and the program is designed to help young people learn about the world around them and their place in it.
Jigsaw offers a comprehensive Programme for Primary PSHE including statutory Relationships and Health Education, in a spiral, progressive and fully planned scheme of work, giving children relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others. With strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health, Jigsaw delivers engaging and relevant PSHE within a whole-school approach. Jigsaw lessons also include mindfulness allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus.
In an ever-changing world, attitudes are readily changing, and this includes attitudes so far as mental health and well-being are concerned. It’s no longer simply enough to prepare children academically – they must also be prepared spiritually, emotionally, and mentally. Jigsaw RSHE equips children with the skills and knowledge they’ll need to become social, responsible, and active members of society.
With the prevalence of online relationships, it’s important to help children adapt to approach and cope with situations that may present themselves. Through an approach to emotional literacy and resilience, we help children and young people to tap into and learn to understand their own emotions.
There are some lessons which can be taught, and others which cannot; lessons such as those learned throughout our lives. If you could go back in time but retain what you know now, you’d likely approach certain events differently. This is the focus of Jigsaw RSHE, to give young people the knowledge and understanding they need to navigate those important, life–defining moments
Each class has a regular circle times during which children are supported in the development of their friendships, their relationships with others and the importance of excellent standards of behaviour. Bullying is not tolerated in our school. Our anti – bullying policy focuses upon strategies to promote a friendship and respect ethos within school.