PSHE & Citizenship
PSHE and Citizenship at St Leonard’s
Hi, I’m Mrs Austin and I’m a Year 4 Teacher and the PSHE Subject Lead. I was part of the team that first trialled ‘Jigsaw’, our PSHE scheme, and rolled it out across the school. I love Jigsaw, as I find it enormously enjoyable for the children, whilst also covering really important and challenging subjects – such as bullying. As we use the same scheme all the way up through the school, the children are very familiar with its routines and structure, allowing them to focus on the issues being discussed and taught.
Hi, I’m Miss Ronchetti and I’m a Year 5 Teacher and the Citizenship Leader. I also have the privilege of facilitating our Student Council. I am a firm believer in child advocacy, equal opportunities and celebrating diversity, so look to find ways to enrich this important element of our curriculum. I also help the children run fundraising events for charity and celebrate important cultural events, such as the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
What does PSHE look like at St Leonard’s?
We use the Jigsaw scheme of work at St Leonard’s which is an award-winning, rigorous and progressive series of lessons from Foundation to Year 6. It develops the qualities and attributes children need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. Jigsaw covers all of the statutory requirements for promoting the physical, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils. It also prepares pupils for the opportunities, experiences and responsibilities of later life. It also promotes British Values.
RSE (Relationships and Sex Education)
RSE at St Leonard’s is taught through the science curriculum (in understanding the physical process of reproduction) and through distinct sessions within Jigsaw.
We take a keen interest in developing the children’s skills in Citizenship, as we seek to arm them to thrive in later life and be active members of our democracy. As a result, we have a thriving Student Council who passionately and courageously advocate for our children and have helped shape our outdoor environment. We also regularly hold assemblies that promote British Values and our own passion for celebrating difference. As the ‘Rainbow School’, our children are passionate about celebrating the fact that our school contains children from all over the world and that it is a safe place to be, no matter what your race, gender or religion.