LiFE Curriculum at Pakefield High School
Our Life Programme at Pakefield is our PSHE (Personal Social Health Economic education) programme, it covers all RSE elements that are statutory, alongside important topics such as healthy lifestyles, personal finance and careers. The aim of the programme is to equip our young people with the skills needed to meander and thrive in life both inside and outside of school.
We use quality assured resources in lessons from the PSHE Association and a brought in programme called Jigsaw. Our Jigsaw scheme of work is a mindful approach to health and well-being, it brings together Personal, Social, Health and Economic education, emotional literacy, social skills, and mental health and resilience development in a comprehensive scheme of learning. Teaching strategies are varied and are mindful of preferred learning styles and the need for differentiation. The Jigsaw Programme is designed as a whole-school approach, with year groups working on the same theme (called a ‘Puzzle’) at the same time from age 3 through to age 16. Jigsaw 11-16 builds on the Jigsaw 3-11 Programme, offering an holistic PSHE learning journey spanning the student’s school career, with a progressive, spiral curriculum that addresses real needs in a rapidly-changing world.
Miss A Benton (Head of RSHE)
Useful information for parents / carers to support your child at home
The PSHE Association
The PSHE Association is a national association for PSHE education professionals. Providing members with dedicated support, resources, training & guidance.
They have a whole part of their website designated to helping parents with PSHE topics, talking to your young people about PSHE topics and offering guidance and support.
This is a great website for advice for parents and carers about all things online, things your young people might be exposed to, how to keep them safe and how to talk to them about issues surrounding online situations.
As well as having a huge amount of useful information they also have a parent and carer tool kit which can be downloaded to help; https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers/parent-and-carer-toolkit
Young minds is a brilliant mental health charity. They offer advice and support with any mental health concern and have a specific area for parents; https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/.
They also have a parents helpline which offers three different services to parents and carers who are concerned about their child’s mental health, up to the age of 25. Here you can find out more about Parents Helpline, email service and webchat; https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-helpline/
They also have a parents survival guide; https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-survival-guide/
They are an organisation which offers information and support for the LGBT communicates and their allies. They have loads of useful information and resources. Particularly about how to approach your young person coming out.
They also have an information service – Freephone 0800 0502020 liens are open 9.30-4.30 Monday to Friday.
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