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At Brookland Infant and Nursery School, PSHE enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We provide a PSHE curriculum that builds social skills, grows emotional literacy, enables mental health and nurtures children’s positive relationships with themselves and others.


We want to help our children understand how they are developing personally and socially, and teach them the skills they need to be able to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.


We teach PSHE in KS1 weekly using Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE.  It is a progressive and spiral scheme of learning which ensures that learning from previous years is revisited and extended, adding new concepts, knowledge and skills, year on year as appropriate. Lessons are taught sensitively and inclusively, respecting the backgrounds and beliefs of the children, families and staff members that make up our school community. PHSE is taught using a variety of active learning techniques including; drama, puppets, stories, circle time, debates, drawings/posters and songs.


Our curriculum fulfils all the requirements for the statutory Relationships and Health Education curriculum (as announced by the Department for Education in England in 2019, as implemented from September 2020). It incorporates Fundamental British Values which contributes to our SMSC provision and has a strong safeguarding focus to help our children grow resilience and positive self- esteem and confidence, so they can recognise when they feel uncomfortable in a situation and know who to trust and how to speak up for help. They respect themselves and their bodies and know what healthy relationships feel like.


In addition to the discrete teaching of PSHE in KS1, children across the whole school use the Zones of Regulations to help them to understand and explain how they are feeling and are encouraged to use a variety of tools to self-regulate themselves.


Our 6 Brookland Values: Courage, Respect, Friendship, Tolerance, Honesty and Responsibility are focused on each half term across the whole school and underpin the assembly program. We believe these core values ensure children can make the most out of all experiences and are developed, demonstrated and celebrated in a variety of ways across the school.