At Thomas Jolyffe Primary School our pupils’ personal, social and emotional development is secured by a supportive school ethos. All are valued and encouraged, positive relationships are seen as important and there is a safe and secure school environment conducive to learning. The children’s wellbeing, happiness and safety are our first priorities. PSHE is one of the key vehicles through which we share this with the children. It also helps give the children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, safe and independent lives enabling them to become informed, active, responsible British citizens. Our PSHE curriculum enables our children to aspire to our school moto ‘To be the best that we can be’. We believe that PSHE education is key in developing a child’s “whole self” whilst also promoting equality, inclusion and social justice.
Through our curriculum, our school environment, ethos and the strength of our relationships within school, we strive to promote pupils’ self-esteem, their emotional and physical well-being as well as help them to form and maintain worthwhile and satisfying relationships. Those relationships are based on respect for themselves and for others at home, at school, at work and in the community. We will reach out to parents using technology to enable convenient access to elements of the PHSE curriculum by offering workshops/awareness sessions on specific subject matter i.e. healthy eating, resilience.
Pupils at Thomas Jolyffe Primary School are confident, polite and considerate to those around them. They have a sound understanding of the meaning and importance of our school values and how those values manifest themselves outside of the school environment. Our pupils are able to effectively communicate and are able to develop positive relationships; they leave us well equipped, resilient and ready to successfully embrace and enjoy secondary education with a very real view of being an effective and happy contributor in today’s world.
Mrs R Preedy Mrs H O'Sullivan (PSHE Coordinators)