Subject Leaders: Miss Bates and Miss Moxon

What is PSHE?

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is a school subject taught in every year group at our school. The purpose of this subject is to support pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy, safe and prepared for life and work.


How do we teach PSHE?

At our school, we are committed to providing high quality PSHE lessons for all children through the use of the Jigsaw scheme. Jigsaw is a comprehensive scheme of learning for all year groups. It integrates PSHE, emotional literacy, social skills, spiritual development and SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development). Each class has 1 PSHE lesson per week. Alongside these weekly Jigsaw lessons, children access PSHE learning throughout the school day during different subjects, assemblies, break times and school events.

Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE

Jigsaw provides comprehensive coverage of all areas of PSHE, including statutory Relationships and Health Education. There are six Puzzles in Jigsaw that progress from September to July. All year groups work on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time:


Puzzle Name


Autumn 1

Being Me in My World

  • Sense of belonging
  • Welcoming others
  • Being part of a school community, a wider community and a global community
  • Children’s rights and responsibilities
  • Working and socialising with others
  • Pupil voice

Autumn 2

Celebrating Difference

  • Similarities and differences
  • Diversity
  • Friendships and conflicts
  • Bullying (including cyber and homophobic bullying)

Spring 1

Dreams and Goals

  • Hopes and dreams
  • Goals for success
  • Personal strengths
  • Overcoming challenges
  • Enterprise and fundraising
  • Experiencing and managing feelings (such as pride, ambition, disappointment and success)

Spring 2

Healthy Me

  • Emotional/mental health (relaxation, being safe, friendships, mental health skills, body image, relationships with food, managing stress)
  • Physical health (eating a balanced diet, physical activity, rest and relaxation, keeping clean, drugs and alcohol, being safe, first aid)

Summer 1


  • Building a respectful relationship with self
  • Families
  • Friendships
  • Pets and animals
  • Love and loss
  • Online safety and social networking
  • Building assertiveness skills
  • Identifying their own strengths
  • Strategies for building self-esteem and resilience

Summer 2

Changing Me

  • Growing from young to old
  • Becoming a teenager
  • Assertiveness
  • Puberty
  • Self-respect
  • Safeguarding
  • Looking ahead to the next year group (or high school)


For more detail of the content covered within each year group, please see the following document:

PSHE Snapshot Overview of Content


Further Information

For more information about Jigsaw PSHE you can speak to your child’s teacher or use the following links:




What does Jigsaw teach about LGBT relationships?

How does Jigsaw teach Relationships, sex and health education (RSHE)