Personal, Social, Health Education
Our PSHE and RSE curriculum focuses on the skills, attitudes and knowledge that will enable children to keep themselves safe, develop awareness of their thoughts, feelings and responsibilities and make informed choices. Through this child-focused and tailored approach, we will be able to improve the children’s capacity to learn and, ultimately, their life chances.
The choices made within our PSHE curriculum are motivated by the belief that if attention is paid to supporting children’s personal development in a structured and developmentally appropriate way, this will not only improve their capacity to learn (across the curriculum) but will ultimately improve their life chances.
We use the scheme Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE, which fulfils all the requirements for the statutory Relationships and Health Education curriculum, as announced by the Department for Education in England in 2019, for full implementation from September 2020. Jigsaw goes even further than this and provides a spiral and progressive comprehensive PSHE Programme in which the statutory elements sit and are embraced. Jigsaw materials are age- and stage-appropriate, and offer the flexibility to deliver more sensitive issues in ways appropriate to Mendip Green’s ethos and values.
Relationship and Sex Education
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is lifelong learning about physical, moral, social, cultural and emotional development. It is about understanding the importance of positive relationships and of respect, love and care. Within this context, it also involves learning about sex and sexual health at an age appropriate stage of children’s development.
Our RSE curriculum is tailored to the age and the physical and emotional maturity of the pupils, ensuring that that both boys and girls are prepared for the changes that adolescence brings and – drawing on knowledge of the human life cycle set out in the national curriculum for science - how a baby is conceived and born.
(Full details of our RSE Curriculum are available in our RSE Policy)