At Deepcar St John’s, we aim to provide a RSHE curriculum, which is accessible to all to help every child become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society who understand how they are developing personally and socially, and will help give them confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
It is also our intent to build a RSHE curriculum that incorporates the understanding of RHSE so that children will know how to be safe and to understand and develop healthy relationships both now and in their future lives. We aim to design, and resource, an RHSE programme of work within the PSHE curriculum which enables pupils to explore the complexity of the relationships they will have both now and throughout their lives. We intend our children to develop: strong personal and social awareness and values; emotional strength and key soft skills essential for success in the wider world e.g. grit, resilience, perseverance and good self-esteem.
Ensuring high standards of teaching and learning, RSHE is taught weekly as a discrete subject following a whole school, sequenced approach based on the Sheffield Scheme. Each half term we have whole school themes: Being Me in My World, Celebrating Differences, Dreams and Goals, Healthy Me, Relationships, Changing me. Units are introduced and promoted through school assemblies. Lessons are usually an hour a week and taught by the Senior learning Mentor. They follow a similar format; connect us game, calm me, open my mind, let me learn approach to lessons. The Jigsaw scheme promotes a ‘mindful approach’, empowering children to manage their own emotions and behaviour, improving relationships and increasing concentration and learning.
In addition, RSHE has connections to other subjects across the curriculum e.g Science/ RE/ English and through assemblies
Children will recognise and apply the British values of democracy, tolerance, mutual respect, rule of law and liberty. Children will demonstrate a healthy outlook towards school – attendance will be at least in-line with national and behaviour will be good. The large majority of children will achieve age related expectations across the wider curriculum in addition to the core subjects.
Children will develop positive and healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future. Children will understand the physical aspects involved in RHSE at an age appropriate level. Children will have respect for themselves and others and will have positive body images.