Our Vision…

At Carfield, we aim for our pupils to be unique, positive, mindful individuals. We, as staff want to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens. In order to achieve this, we ensure that we are committed to encouraging the children to develop an understanding of right and wrong and to take responsibility for their own behaviour. Our PSHE curriculum holds children at its heart and aims to improve children’s capacity to learn, their resilience, emotional well-being and mental health.

We believe that when children leave Carfield Primary School, they will do so with the knowledge, understanding and emotions to be able to play an active, positive, and successful role in today’s society. We believe that PSHE education is a fundamental part of every child’s education in order for them to become confident happy citizens. With our programme of study having a huge focus on mindfulness, mental health, and well-being, we hope our pupils will be equipped with the skills to identify and manage their emotions and different situations they may face. It is our intent that all children will be ‘lifelong learners’ with the confidence and ability to develop their skills and understanding when having new experiences, meeting new challenges, and finding themselves in unfamiliar situations. We want our pupils to have a strong understanding of the diverse world around them; be well equipped to take responsibility for their own wellbeing and to stay safe in our ever-changing society.
  • Jigsaw PSHE (a validated scheme, including statutory Relationships and Health Education) is taught across school from EYFS to Y6 to ensure there is a consistent approach to teaching. Jigsaw PSHE is a progressive scheme giving children relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others.
  • PSHE is taught for one hourly lesson a week.
  • Pupils are taught through clear modelling of open, enquiry questions and appropriate language/terminology.
  • Assessment for Learning (AFL) in lessons is ongoing considering all aspects of the curriculum.
  • Pupils progress through the learning at their own pace, with regular checking from teachers and support staff to give them opportunities for talk for learning.
  • Jigsaw PSHE include mindfulness allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration, and focus to encourage building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. 
  • British Values and Spirtual, Moral, Social and Cultural concepts are explored across our broad and balanced curriculum.
  • PSHE is an important part of school assemblies where children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.
  • Special events, key campaigns and themed days/weeks provide opportunities for children to explore topical issues. 
  • Pupils with additional needs are included in whole class lessons and teachers provide scaffolding or support where necessary. For those pupils who are working outside of the year group, individual learning activities are provided to ensure their progress.
  • Be able to approach a range of real-life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life.
  • Have a good understanding of how to stay safe, healthy, and how to develop positive relationships now and in the future.  
  • Demonstrate kindness and respect towards themselves and others. 
  • Recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty.
  • Be on their way to becoming healthy, open minded, respectful, socially and morally responsible, active members of society.

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