At Our Lady of the Rosary we use the Jigsaw scheme which has been written in line with the latest national policy, guidance and the law relating to PSHE Education. The scheme has been mapped in its entirety against the PSHE Association programme of study (2013); every lesson is mindful of the national curriculum framework and has mapped SMSC (spiritual, moral, social and cultural) opportunities.
The scheme contributes to a broad and balanced curriculum and reflects the duties set out in the Education Act (2002 and 2006), the Children Act (2004) and the Academies Act (2010), by promoting pupil well-being, safeguarding and community cohesion. There are numerous opportunities in every Puzzle (unit) that pertain to each of these duties. All classes at Our Lady of the Rosary are following the Jigsaw PSHE scheme and each class has their own individual Jigsaw character to help them along with their work.
At Our Lady of the Rosary we use the Life to the Full scheme written for Catholic primary schools which embraces and fulfils the new statutory curriculum. It is taught with a spiral approach to learning in which pupils will revisit the same topics at an age-appropriate stage through their school life.
The entire teaching is underpinned with a Christian faith understanding that our deepest identity is as a child of God – created, chosen and loved by God. The programme is fully inclusive of all pupils and their families.
Parents and carers have the right to withdraw their child from all or any part of the Relationships Education, other than learning about reproduction and human development within National Curriculum science. However, we would urge any parents and carers considering withdrawing their child from these lessons to consider what is being taught, how it is being taught and how important this education is for all children.
Please organise to speak to the Head teacher if you so choose to withdraw your child from these lessons
Please see the documents below for further information on this.