Part of the Glyn Academies Trust

PSHE and RSE

At Hillcroft, our purpose is to develop the children’s knowledge and skills through personal, social and health education to enable all children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. Our purpose is to develop children personally and socially by providing them with opportunities to learn about their rights and responsibilities and incorporate moral, social and cultural issues that are a part of growing up. Our children will be encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.

Jigsaw is the scheme used across the school for the teaching of PHSE at Hillcoft. It is a unique, spiral, progressive scheme which aims to prepare children for life,  helping them to know and truly value who they are and help them to understand how they relate to each other. Each half term, the children across the school focus on a different part of the PHSE curriculum;

Autumn 1 Being me in my world
Autumn2 Celebrating difference
Spring 1 Dreams and goals
Spring 2 Healthy me
Summer 1 Relationships
Summer 2 Changing me

RSE:

In September 2021, it became compulsory for all Primary Schools to teach Relationship and Health education to children.  At Hillcroft, we understand Relationship and Sex education to be about the emotional, social and cultural development of pupils, and involves learning about relationships, sexual health, healthy lifestyles, diversity and personal identity.  SRE involves a combination of sharing information, and exploring issues and values.  SRE is not about the promotion of sexual activity.

Relationships Education at Hillcroft  will cover ‘Families and people who care for me’, ‘Caring friendships’, ‘Respectful relationships’, ‘Online relationships’, and ‘Being safe’.  As with the rest of the PSHE curriculum, at Hillcroft we use the Jigsaw scheme of work.   It is important to explain that whilst the Relationships Puzzle (unit) in Jigsaw covers most of the statutory Relationships Education, some of the outcomes are also taught elsewhere in Jigsaw e.g. the Celebrating Difference Puzzle helps children appreciate that there are many types of family composition and that each is important to the children involved. This holistic approach ensures the learning is reinforced through the year and across the curriculum.

For more details regarding RSE at Hillcroft, please see the relevant policy under the Policies tab