My name is Mr Boulter and I am the PSHE/RSE lead at Fairmeadows Foundation Primary School. I am passionate about PSHE and its importance to shape our children of today through offering them a curriculum which reflects the challenges of the 21st Century. I understand our responsibility to deliver a high- quality, age-appropriate and evidence-based relationships and health curriculum for all our pupils.
With this in mind, we have carefully chosen a scheme in which to follow called Jigsaw, which follows a yearly plan with sequenced age-appropriate lessons. We listened to the needs of our community and tailored a curriculum which suits the needs of our pupils.
To ensure all staff and have sure that learning is meaningful we offer a range of CPD opportunities for all staff and have a culture of knowledge sharing across the school. Through this collective learning, I am proud our team at Fairmeadows is always striving to be the best it can be.
At Fairmeadows, our vision is for our young people to acquire knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. Our pupils will develop the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.
Aims and Goals
Learning is a change to long-term memory. Our aim and goals are to ensure that our students experience a wide breadth of study and have by the end of each key stage, long-term memory of an ambitious body of procedural and semantic knowledge.
We ensure that our pupils know how to stay safe and lead a healthy lifestyle, physically and mentally. In order to play and active role as as citizens in the 21st Century.
Our children have a strong sense of self and identity. They are able to form positive relationships with family, friends and people in authority and respect value and respect of each others differences.
The Jigsaw is a whole school programme that is progressive across year groups. All year groups will work on the same puzzle at the same time. Each puzzle consists of 6 pieces (lessons) which work towards an end product. This includes relationship education and financial wellbeing for children.
As part of RSE, pupils will be taught the nature and importance of family life and bringing up children. They also need to understand that there are strong and mutually supportive relationships outside of marriage. We try to ensure that no sigma is placed on children based on their home circumstances. We aim to provide accurate information and to help develop skills to enable them to understand differences and respect themselves and others. We hope to prevent and remove prejudice. RSE should contribute to promoting the spiritual, moral, cultural and physical development of pupils at school and within society, this preparing them for the responsibilities and experiences of adult life. We will work towards this aim in partnership with parents/carers.
At Fairmeadows we agree that effective assessment of children's learning helps to ensure that each child makes good and better progress.
In every lesson, the children are given feedback to help them achieve their best. This may be in the form of written marking via Seesaw or through discussions with staff.
By the end of each puzzle, all children at Fairmeadows should show an improved understanding of the statutory content that has been taught and learned.
At Fairmeadows we believe that the view of every pupil is important to ensure that we provide the best education possible. A selection of views collected during the 2020-2021 academic year have helped us to improve PSHE education that we provide.
Documents and useful links
Please see below a selection of documents that relate to the teaching of PSHE/RSE at Fairmeadows. If you require any additional information relating to the subject, them please contact the subject champion Mr Boulter via the school office.
In 2022 we achieved the Bronze Standard for the Building Effective Relationships Together Award.