PSHE Intent Statement
We believe that our children need to acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to manage their lives and thrive as individuals and members of society. We therefore deliver a well-sequenced and progressive PSHE scheme of work (JIGSAW) in line with new Government guidelines. It is constructed to meet the needs of our children and is taught alongside SEAL lessons as well as class and ‘School Council’ activities. This is enriched further by a comprehensive assembly timetable, which reinforces the ideals of SEAL and the British Values. We also ensure we have a clear and structured SRE syllabus (JIGSAW) which is delivered throughout the school in the summer term. The school has a number of PSHE focused workshops, and visits to cater for the needs of our school community.
What is Jigsaw, and how does it work?
Jigsaw is a comprehensive and completely original PSHE Education programme for the whole primary school from Years F1 and 2 through to Year 6 (ages 3-11). It was launched in July 2013 and hundreds of schools across the country are using it.
Jigsaw has two aims for all children:
• To build their capacity for learning
• To equip them for life
Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. A variety of teaching strategies are used and are mindful of each child’s preferred learning style. Jigsaw is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time. This enables each Puzzle to start with an introductory assembly, generating a whole school focus for adults and children alike. There is a Weekly Celebration that highlights a theme from that week’s lesson across the school, and encourages children to reflect that learning in their behaviour and attitudes
For more information about the Jigsaw Scheme of work click HERE
Relationship & Sex Education
Relationships and sex education (RSE) is taught within the personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education curriculum. Biological aspects of RSE are taught within the science curriculum, and other aspects are included in religious education (RE).
Click HERE to read our relationships and sex education policy
|Jigsaw RSE guide for parents and carers:||Jigsaw LGBT Parent Leaflet: