Shaping Learning For Life

Stockbridge - Primary and Pre-school

RSHE at Stockbridge

Our Relationships and PSHE curriculum at Stockbridge is designed to help our pupils build the lifelong skills they need to be happy and successful in life. It focuses on helping our learners to understand the importance of both good physical health and mental wellbeing as well as building healthy relationships with others. It gives them the knowledge needed to help them make informed decisions and contribute meaningfully to society. It aims to develop tolerance and understanding alongside our school values of being resilient, respectful, resourceful, collaborative, proud and responsible.

The main content of our RPSHE curriculum is taken from Jigsaw, a comprehensive scheme which has a whole approach and focuses on a different aspect each term (see tab). It has soft toy characters (jigsaw pieces) which scenarios are built around and the children use to help share their thinking. It also encourages time for reflecting and quiet thinking using a chime bar to reinforce.

However, our RPSHE curriculum is not simply taught through discrete lessons but encompassed in all that we do and children are encouraged to think about what they have learnt through jigsaw within all areas of their learning. Opportunities are provided to allow children to practise skills and further develop their understanding throughout the curriculum.

Whole school overview

Jigsaw carefully maps out all content for children and we deliver this in single age year groups, one of the only subjects that we do this with in school as we believe that much of the content is age specific and it’s important to give each cohort time to process and understand what’s applicable to them.

Whole school overview document

Lower School

From EYFS PSED learning through to more complex friendship and health issues of stereotyping and gender diversity, lower school is the foundations for developing well rounded citizens of the future.  Children engage practically at this stage and explore the similarities and differences between themselves and others.

Upper School

Preparing children for the next stage in their school and life journey begins here and we take RPSHE very seriously.  From drugs to contact boundaries, special relationships of all kinds and healthy eating, it’s all covered sensitively here.  We ensure that you as parents know what we’re delivering in RPSHE in half termly newsletters and Class Dojo.

Consultation & policy

We recognise that families will sometimes want to address issues in their own way and we believe that the best way of having an informed, shared approach is to communicate with each other.  We held a consultation on the contents of our RPSHE policy with parents in the summer of 2021 and the policy was formed around these outcomes.  Please do get in touch if you wish to discuss any part of this.

RPSHE policy

What are we learning about this half term?