Our PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Economic Education) programme, alongside RRSA (Rights, Respecting, Schools Award) supports the diverse beliefs, values and attitudes that individuals and societies hold.
Norbury School follows the Jigsaw Scheme of work supported by bespoke workshops created by school staff and many external agencies e.g. Diversity Role Models, MET Police, Community Oral Health Practitioners to name but a few.
Jigsaw supports our pupils to develop themselves, their understanding of the world, and their ability to communicate their feelings.
Cultural capital is the accumulation of knowledge, behaviours and skills that a child can draw upon which demonstrates their cultural awareness, knowledge and competence, it is one of the key ingredients a pupil will draw upon to be successful in society, in their career and the world of work.
Ofsted define cultural capital as: “As part of making the judgement about the quality of education, inspectors will consider the extent to which schools are equipping pupils with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. Our understanding of ‘knowledge and cultural capital ‘is derived from the following wording in the national curriculum: ‘it is the essential knowledge that pupils need to be educated citizens, introducing them to the best that has been thought and said helping to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.’”
Children at Norbury also acquire an understanding and experience of values that are necessary if they are to make sense of their experiences, value themselves, respect others, appreciate differences and feel confident and informed as valued citizens.
Our goal is that all children will be ‘lifelong learners’ with the confidence and ability to develop their skills and understanding when undergoing new experiences, meeting new challenges and finding themselves in unfamiliar situations.
We share a collective vision to help children understand and value how they and others fit into and contribute to the world.
The teaching of Relationships, Reproduction and Health Education (RRHE) at Norbury School, uses an integrated and consistent approach, this is an important aspect of pupils’ education. RRHE includes supporting young people in developing self-confidence in preparing for physical and emotional changes into adulthood – body health and management. We believe that the teaching of RRHE should be shared with parents and be mutually supportive and complementary to what is taught in the family context. It promotes an understanding of the range of family types and other people who contribute to providing children with the care, love and support children need to grow and develop.
Relationships, Reproduction and Health Education is taught within the PSHE education curriculum using Jigsaw. Biological aspects of RRHE are taught within the Science curriculum, and other aspects are also included in Religious Education (RE), History, Geography & Computing.
Relationships education - focuses on teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships including:
Being Me In My World - includes understanding my place in the class, school and global community as well as devising learning charters.
Celebrating Differences - includes anti bullying (cyber and homophobic and transphobic bullying) diversity work.
Dreams and Goals - includes goal setting, aspirations for yourself and the world working together.
Healthy Me - drugs and alcohol education, teeth brushing, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices
Relationships - includes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills.
Changing Me - This unit includes reproduction, relationships and health education in the context of coping positively with change. (reproduction education)
- Families and people who care for me
- Caring Friendships
- NSPCC PANTS/My Body My Rules Learning
- Respectful Relationships
- Online Relationships
- Being Safe
- FGM Awareness Lessons (KS2)
- Year 4 – Through Your Eyes
- Year 5 - If You Think You Can
- Year 6 – My Decisions
These areas of learning are taught within the context of family life taking care to ensure that there is no stigmatisation of children based on their home circumstances (families can include single parent families, Lesbian, Gay Bi-Sexual and Transgender (LGBT) parents, families headed by grandparents, adoptive parents, foster parents/carers amongst other structures) along with reflecting sensitively that some children may have a different structure of support around them (for example: looked after children or young carers).
At Norbury School there is a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health through the delivery of engaging and relevant PSHE lessons within a whole school approach.
The Zones of Regulation is a range of activities to help the children develop skills in the area of self-regulation. Self-regulation can go by many names, such as self-control, self-management and impulse control. It is defined as the best state of alertness of both the body and emotions for the specific situation.
The Zones of Regulation is a curriculum based around the use of four colours to help children self-identify how they’re feeling and categorise it based on colour. Practitioners at Norbury School will support the children in sharing vocabulary how the child or children may be feeling. The curriculum also helps children better understand their emotions, sensory needs and thinking patterns. The children learn different strategies to cope and manage their emotions based on which colour zone they’re in. Additionally, the Zones of Regulation helps children to recognise their own triggers, learn to read facial expressions, develop problem-solving skills, and become more attuned to how their actions affect other people.
Mindfulness is practiced regularly across the school, allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus. Our approach intends to develop the qualities and attributes children need to thrive as positive individuals, active family members and proactive members of society and the global community.
PSHE is taught through these six half termly themes:
- Autumn 1: Being Me in My World
- Autumn 2: Celebrating Differences
- Spring 1: Dreams and Goals
- Spring 2: Healthy Me
- Summer 1: Relationships
- Summer 2: Changing Me (including Relationship Reproduction Health Education)