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Our School uses Jigsaw, an approach that is consistent from Reception to Year 2.  Click on the documents below to find out more.




The School developed a PSHE policy and consulted parents and Governors before the introduction in September 2020 of our scheme of work – Jigsaw.  The PSHE policy sets out in detail our approach to PSHE and can be found on our website. There is a strong link to the school values, and British values in our approach to PSHE.   


PSHE is taught weekly as a subject, but also runs as a thread through the approach to our other curriculum areas.  Assemblies, celebration of achievements, our safeguarding policy and our school behaviour policy all reflect our approach to PSHE. 

Each “puzzle” piece explores a different theme, as set out below: 


Being Me in My World covers a wide range of topics, including a sense of belonging, welcoming others and being part of a school community, a wider community, and a global community; it also looks at children’s rights and responsibilities, working and socialising with others, and pupil voice. 

Celebrating Difference focuses on similarities and differences and teaches about diversity, such as disability, racism, power, friendships, and conflict; children learn to accept everyone’s right to ‘difference’, and most year groups explore the concept of ‘normality’. Anti-bullying, including cyber  bullying, is an important aspect of this Puzzle.  

Dreams and Goals aims to help children think about their hopes and dreams, their goals for success, what their personal strengths are, and how to overcome challenges, using team-work skills and tasks. There is also a focus on enterprise and fundraising. Children learn about experiencing and managing feelings of pride, ambition, disappointment, success; and they get to share their aspirations, the dreams and goals of others in different cultures/countries, and their dreams for their community and the world. It’s great for children to have this experience, to think ambitiously, and to have aspirations.  

Healthy Me covers two main areas of health: Emotional/mental health (relaxation, being safe, friendships, mental health skills, body image, relationships with food, managing stress) and Physical health (eating a balanced diet, physical activity, rest and relaxation, keeping clean, being safe, first aid).  Most of the statutory content for Health Education (DfE) is contained within this Puzzle.  

Relationships starts with building a respectful relationship with self and covers topics including families, friendships, pets and animals, and love and loss. A vital part of this Puzzle is about safeguarding and keeping children safe; this links to online safety and social networking. Children learn how to deal with conflict, build assertiveness skills, and identify their own strengths and strategies for building self-esteem and resilience. They explore roles and responsibilities in families and friendship groups, and consider stereotypes. 

Changing Me deals with change of many types, from growing from young to old, assertiveness, self-respect and safeguarding. Each year group thinks about looking ahead, moving year groups or the transition to Middle school and how to cope positively with such changes.   

How do we ensure a progression of PSHE knowledge skills and understanding? 

Jigsaw has a carefully designed spiral curriculum, with topics revisited each year, building on the previous learning. 

How is PSHE assessed? 

Teachers assess the children using formative assessment against the learning objectives for the sessions.  

How you will see this policy in action: 


Children will develop the skills to keep themselves safe including online.  Children will be able to talk about how to keep healthy and aspects of positive friendships and relationships.  Differences are celebrated and discussed.  Children feel confident to be able to express their opinions. Each week one of the Jigsaw themed whole school assemblies is also given for KS1