The Gossey Lane curriculum is designed so that our pupils are globally aware citizens who take advantage of experiences for learning, show responsibility and demonstrate the school values to support pupils throughout their lives.We use the Jigsaw PSHE scheme to help us achieve this.
As a school, we believe that children are all individuals and we therefore aim to encourage mutual respect and foster self-esteem in a happy and caring atmosphere. Through the use of Jigsaw, our children acquire knowledge, understanding and the skills they need to manage
their lives. Our lessons cover the diverse beliefs, values and attitudes that individuals and societies hold. They helps pupils to develop themselves, their understanding of the world, and their ability to communicate their feelings. Through Jigsaw, children develop the qualities and attributes children need to thrive as individuals, family members, members of society and the global community.
Jigsaw supports all requirements for the delivery of British Values, Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development and the Prevent Strategy. Each of these areas have been mapped throughout the scheme to ensure full coverage. Jigsaw also incorporates the necessary content as set out by the Department for Education’s ‘Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education’ statutory guidance.
Sensitive and controversial issues are certain to arise in learning from real-life experience. Teachers are well prepared to handle personal issues arising from the work. They will deal sensitively with disclosures made within a group or individual setting and follow these up appropriately. Issues addressed are likely to be sensitive and controversial because they may have a political, social or personal impact or deal with values and beliefs including: family lifestyles and values, physical and medical issues, financial issues, bullying and bereavement.
Where political or controversial issues are brought to pupils’ attention, teachers will ensure balanced views are presented. Pupils will be taught how to recognise bias and evaluate evidence. Teachers will also ensure pupils feel confident to express reasonable points of view that contradict others (either their class teachers or their peers) in a safe classroom environment.