"I love PSHE because we learn how to be kind and share our thoughts and feelings."
Our PSHE scheme is structured to provide knowledge and skills development, with application of these to the children’s lives which reflect the needs of each individual tailored to Woodhouse Park, Wythenshawe and surrounding areas. PSHE at Ringway sets out a progressive and sequential programme evidenced by the developmental learning intentions written into all lessons.
Central to our PSHE curriculum is our sense of love and fun – Ringway is a safe & happy environment with a strong sense of family. As a school, we believe that children are all individuals and therefore, we aim to encourage mutual respect, responsibility and foster self-esteem in a happy, loving and caring atmosphere. Our scheme is filled with child-centred activities ensuring that the learning is enjoyable for pupils and teachers alike. PSHE at Ringway allows students to focus on ‘the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life’.
We aim to provide the children with experiences that build their cultural capital, equip them with real life skills, enable them to become responsible citizens and members of their community and prepare them to successfully transition to the next phase of their learning. Each year builds on the previous, therefore, by the time the children leave our school, they are better prepared for the big wide world. It develops the qualities and attributes children need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society and the global community.
From September 2020, all primary schools are required by the government to teach Relationships and Health Education. At Ringway, we have been delivering Relationships and Health Education within our Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) curriculum. We have reviewed our PSHE curriculum to make sure that our lessons meet the requirements that the government has set out for the content of Relationships and Health Education.
Ringway follow the Jigsaw scheme of work. Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, compulsory Relationships and Health Education, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. It is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time at their own level. There are six Puzzles (half-term units of work) and each year group teaches these each half term. All lessons are delivered in an age- and stage-appropriate way so that they meet children’s needs.
The 6 themes are
Being Me in My World
Dreams and Goals
Each Puzzle starts with an introductory assembly and song, generating a whole school focus for adults and children alike. We also have dedicated celebration days to expose the children to educational news and events to support our PSHE curriculum. For example Empathy Day, Diversity Day and Anti-Bullying Week. We have also recently celebrated Mental Health Week and raised over £200 for charity by dressing up in green. Take a look here
Relationships Education is designed to help children to have positive and safe relationships with family, friends and online.
Health Education will help children to make good decisions about their health and wellbeing and enable them to know how to seek support if any health issues arise for themselves or others.
If you would like more information about statutory Relationships and Health Education, please click read the government guide “Understanding Relationships and Health Education in your child’s primary school: a guide for parents”.
Talk to Parents and Carers
Thank you to those of you who attended our 'RSE talk to parents' on Tuesday 16th November. It was great to hear your views via our questionnaire and during the talk. Please find below additional copies of the handouts and the content we discussed.
Useful information about our PSHE curriculum
Mental Health and Wellbeing
We are also on a Mental Health and Wellbeing journey as a school and this is currently one of our school targets. To help support your child or for helpful tips and advice, please visit our Mental Health and Wellbeing tab by clicking here.
You can even meet our Wellbeing Ambassadors who have just finished their first project in designing posters for Mental Health Awareness Week.