Personal, Social and Health Education has always been considered an essential part of learning at Claygate Primary School. Discrete lessons and those with planned links to other subjects run alongside incidental lessons which may be triggered due to current affairs or events within the class or wider school community ensure the strong delivery of this curriculum. We aim to prepare children for life, helping them really know and value who they truly are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.
In line with new guidance from the Department of Education on Health Education and Relationships, we have revisited our whole school approach basing the majority of our learning on Jigsaw. With strong emphasis on emotional literacy and nurturing mental health as the necessary underpinnings for learning, Jigsaw incorporates a whole-school, mindful approach and perfectly connects the pieces of Personal, Social and Health Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development into a programme which is embedded throughout the school.
We want all our children to grow up healthy, happy, safe, and able to manage the challenges and opportunities of modern Britain. These subjects are designed to equip your child with knowledge to make informed decisions about their well being, health and relationships as well as preparing them for a successful adult life.
Further to the statutory guidance, you may find the leaflet below helpful. A hard copy is also available from the office.