STATEMENT OF INTENT
At St Edward's, through engagement with the RSHE curriculum, we intend that pupils will be equipped with the significant knowledge and practical skills to navigate their lives safely, respectfully, and with tolerance towards others. In addition, the knowledge taught should enable pupils to make informed choices and decisions regarding their well-being, health, and relationships. All pupils need to be able to implement the knowledge and skills to evaluate and make decisions when presented with challenges and risks. Throughout the pupil's journey at St Edward's, we strive to help pupils build their resilience and identify where and from whom they can seek help.
St Edward’s encourages each pupil’s physical, intellectual, spiritual, and personal development within a Catholic setting to ensure that each pupil:
Fulfils their God-given potential
Makes good academic progress
Develops self-esteem and confidence
Is prepared for the next stage of their educational journey
Jigsaw at St Edward's School
Jigsaw is a comprehensive PSHE and RE programme which takes a whole-school approach to social, emotional, spiritual and cultural learning. Children deserve to grow up happy and healthy, with the life skills to understand themselves and the world around them and be prepared for the opportunities and challenges of adult life.
RSHE can be divided into key strands as outlined below,
• Families and people who care for me
• Caring Friendships
• Respectful relationships
• Online relationships
• Being safe
The Department for Education is introducing compulsory Relationships Education for primary pupils and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) for secondary pupils from September 2020. Also, from September 2020 it will be compulsory for all schools to teach Health Education
Click the on the link below to learn about some of the common misconceptions around the subjects.
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Mental health and wellbeing is taught in the curriculum, through RSHE classes, and Enrichment sessions. It is so important that all of our pupils understand the importance of positive mental health practices, in order to support their overall wellbeing.