Become healthy, independent and responsible members of society
The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more. As a result of this they will become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society who understand how they are developing personally and socially, and give them confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
At Cedars Manor school we are concerned about the welfare and safety of all its pupils and seek to create a positive learning environment where pupils feel secure, valued, listened to, and have a sense of belonging. We are committed to the development of children’s social and emotional skills, children’s self-esteem and their health and well-being.
This is taught through the Jigsaw programme of work. (See Jigsaw Parent Guide) The Jigsaw Programme meets all the outcomes in the PSHE Association Programmes of Study, 2017. (See Jigsaw content overview)
Jigsaw covers all areas of PSHE for the primary phase and provides pupils with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within the community. At Cedars Manor School we prioritise physical and mental health and wellbeing, providing children with skills to evaluate and understand their own wellbeing needs, practice self-care and contribute positively to the wellbeing of those around them. We are committed to creating a positive, safe and nurturing environment, where all members of the school and wider community will be respected and valued.
Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning.
The school has a School Council with a representative member from each class in KS1 and KS2. Each year we support Children’s Mental Health Week and Anti - bullying week during which we do activities supporting mental health, healthy eating and the children’s wellbeing.