We teach PSHE&C to give our children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead healthy, confident and independent lives. Through carefully planned PSHE&C lessons, we aim to support our children to grow into informed, active and responsible members of the community.
As a Gold Rights Respecting School, we teach our children about their rights and work with them to create opportunities that support other children and communities both locally and globally.
"We are all different and that is what makes us special!" Freddie
"The world doesn't belong to one person, it belongs to everyone!" Mylie
"It doesn't matter what you look like or what you wear. We all have the same rights." Tigerlily
Jersey PSHE & Citizenship
acquire accurate and relevant knowledge enabling them to recognise, accept and shape their identities
access opportunities to explore, clarify and if necessary challenge, their own and others’ values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities
acquire the skills, language and strategies they need in order to live healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced lives within the community of Jersey.
What does PSHE&C look like at Grouville?
In the Foundation Stage, Personal, Social and Emotional development is a prime area of learning and lays down the foundations for the future. In Key Stage 1 and 2, lessons are planned around three core themes: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World.
Health and Wellbeing This strand is taught through the following units: Growth Mindset: Every Child a Learner, Healthy Lifestyles and Sun Safety.
During these units, the focus is on maintaining a healthy body and mind. Children learn how to manage and maintain their physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing. This includes making informed choices, recognising positive and negative influences and knowing sources of help related to these issues. They also learn about having a positive growth mindset, using our 'Successful Learning Ingredients' to become resilient young people who believe in themselves and always strive to be the best they can be!
Relationships This strand is taught through the following units: Community and Healthy Relationships Education.
During these units, the focus is on developing and maintaining a variety of healthy relationships. Children learn how to recognise and manage emotions, including when dealing with both positive and negative relationships. These units also include how to respect equality and diversity in relationships. Our unit on Healthy Relationships Education also teaches children about changes in their physical appearance and mental health as they grow older. Please click here to find our Healthy Relationships Policy for more information on this unit.
Living in the Wider World This strand is taught through the following units: Equality & Community - No Outsiders and Global Citizenship.
During these units, the focus is based on our Rights Respecting School ethos. We are so proud that our work in this area has contributed towards our amazing achievement of being the first school in Jersey and the Channel Islands to achieve Gold status!
Children learn about rights and responsibilities as members of families, other groups and citizens of their community and the wider world. They focus on respecting equality within diverse communities and how they can contribute positively towards helping others and making the world a better place. Children also learn about the importance of respecting and protecting the environment following the motto, 'Think Globally, Act Locally'.
Citizenship education helps to provide pupils with knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them to play a full and active part in society.
acquire a sound knowledge and understanding of how the States of Jersey is governed, its political system and how citizens participate actively in its democratic systems of government
develop a sound knowledge and understanding of the role of law and the justice system in our society and how laws are shaped and enforced
develop an interest in, and commitment to, participation in volunteering as well as other forms of responsible activity, that they will take with them into adulthood
are equipped with the skills to think critically and debate political questions, to enable them to manage their money on a day-to-day basis, and plan for future financial needs.
At Grouville, our Year 5 children learn about our government by preparing a debate which they hold at the States Chambers. The opening of the debate is spoken in Jèrriais and the children play key roles through out the session. This helps them to learn about the role of law and justice system in our local society.
In all year groups, we promote an interest in, and commitment to, participation in volunteering. Our children are proud to help out with beach cleans, visit our local recycling centre, raise money for local charities such as Durrell and donate clothes to refugee organisations. These are just some examples of the incredible work that the children of Grouville School actively take part in every year.