Personal Social Health Economic Education
At St James we want to enable all our children to become safe, healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We aim to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
We strive to provide our children with learning opportunities across and beyond the curriculum through special visits and other activities that enrich pupils’ experiences. It allows pupils to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our pupils are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth and responsibility by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community; with a range of pupil leadership opportunities that we plan to increase this year and beyond.
Through a carefully planned programme, supported by all who work in our school, children leave St James ready for the transition into secondary school and adult life. We use the 'Jigsaw PSHE scheme' as the basis of our Personal Social Health Economic Education teaching, which covers the statutory aspects of the Relationships and Sex Education, and Health Education Guidance. This is then enhanced with additional resources to support internet safety, personal safety, road & cycle safety, economic understanding and zones of regulation for emotional literacy. In addition, trips and visits (for example Junior Citizenship & IMPS); enrichment events; visitors, for example police and fire service and Collective Worship, all ensure that we cover an extensive range of personal development opportunities across the school.