P.S.H.E at Orchard Academy
PSHE helps to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy independent lives and to become informed, active and responsible citizens. Drugs Education and Sex and Relationship Education are part of PSHE teaching.
At Orchard Academy, we are proud to teach Jigsaw PSHE. Jigsaw is a mindful and child-centred approach to PSHE. It is an original and comprehensive scheme of learning which integrates personal, social, health and economic education with emphasis on emotional literacy, mental health and SMSC, especially spiritual development. We teach PSHE lessons weekly across our school on classes. These lessons are delivered by the child's class teacher.
Jigsaw aims to help children know and value who they really are and how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.
Information for Parents
Relationships and health education (RHE) for primary aged pupils and relationships, sex and health education (RHSE) for secondary aged pupils becomes compulsory from September 2020, and schools are expected to start teaching by at least the start of the summer term 2021. We have been covering this at Orchard for the last three years.
Jigsaw PSHE helps promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.