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Wandsworth Prep Shares Subject Specialisms Across Bellevue Group

22nd Nov 2012

Last week was a busy one for the staff of Wandsworth Prep, as we used our subject specialisms in PSHE and Forest Schools to offer wider training to the teachers within the Bellevue Education group. With wellies and waterproof suits at the ready, Wandsworth Prep EYFS Coordinator and Forest School Leader, Miss Polly, hosted a practical, hands on and muddy Forest School workshop on Wandsworth Common for Bellevue Education. The aims of the day were to provide Bellevue teachers with an introduction to the Forest School approach and an overview of both the philosophical background and numerous educational benefits of the programme to children. Held at Bellevue Education Head Office in Hampton Court, Headteacher Miss Melissa McBride, together with Education Director, Chris Sanderson, led a PSHE session aimed at exploring the importance of a whole school approach to Personal, Social ,Health and Emotional Education and how to inspire creativity amongst children in this subject area through meaningful learning experiences. Jan Lever and Clare Williams, Directors of the Jigsaw Partnership, were on hand to present to the wider group the exciting Jigsaw Programme which has been adopted by Wandsworth Prep to be taught across the Key Stages. Jigsaw is a comprehensive resource which integrates the national PSHE Education Framework, emotional literacy and social skills development in a one lesson a week programme of study for every year group from Reception to Y6. Read Jigsaw's letter to Bellevue here. There are six half-term units called Puzzles which children explore across the Jigsaw Curriculum :
  • Being me in the world
  • Celebrating difference
  • Goals and dreams
  • Healthy me
  • My relationships
  • The changing me
The learning in each piece of the Jigsaw puzzle builds towards an end product, eg. an exhibition, presentation or performance which is shared and experienced across the whole school. Headteacher, Miss Melissa and leader of PSHE across the school, commented “Having worked with both Jan and Clare before, and witnessing the dramatic impact that a whole school approach to PSHE teaching can have on children’s progress and overall wellbeing and development, makes me very excited by impact that the innovative Jigsaw programme will have on our pupils." Next term, the school is looking forward to taking part in the Bellevue Education 1st Annual Music Festival. Further information on this exciting event will follow in 2013. Stay tuned!

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