What is PSHE Education?
PSHE Education (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to successfully manage their lives – now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHE Education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.
What do schools have to teach in PSHE Education?
According to the National Curriculum, every school needs to have a broad and balanced curriculum that:
• promotes the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school;
• prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life;
• promotes British values.
From September 2020, primary schools in England also need to teach Relationships and Health Education as compulsory subjects and the Department for Education strongly recommends this should also include age-appropriate Sex Education.
Schools also have statutory responsibilities to safeguard their pupils (Keeping Children Safe in Education, DfE, 2019) and to uphold the Equality Act (2010).
At Daven Primary School we use a whole school PSHE scheme called ‘JIGSAW’. Please see the document 'Jigsaw Information for Parents and Carers' attached in the Subjects Documents section below..
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.
Jigsaw aims to help children know and value who they really are and how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.
There are six Puzzles (half-term units of work) each with six Pieces (lessons). Every year group studies the same Puzzle at the same time (sequentially ordered from September to July), allowing for whole school themes. Each year group is taught one lesson per week and all lessons are delivered in an age- and stage-appropriate way so that they meet children’s needs.
The different puzzle pieces are:
At the end of each half-term's unit of work the children complete an assessment activity. Combined with the Teacher's own knowledge of each child this informs the PSHE class assessment data.
Ongoing progression of knowledge and skills
Details of the progression of skills and knowledge for each unit of work can be found in the Subject Documents section below.
Overview of Jigsaw Content by Year Group
See how Jigsaw meets the statutory requirements for Relationships and Health Education
See how Jigsaw fully incorporates the teaching of Fundamental British Values
See how Jigsaw lessons create opportunities for developing SMSC
|JIGSAW Information for Parents and Carers||03rd Feb 2021||Download|
|Jigsaw progression of skills and knowledge 'Being Me'||18th Feb 2021||Download|
|Jigsaw progression of skills and knowledge 'Dreams and Goals'||18th Feb 2021||Download|
|JIGSAW progression of skills and knowledge 'Celebrating Difference'||18th Feb 2021||Download|
|Jigsaw progression of skills and knowledge 'Healthy Me'||18th Feb 2021||Download|
|Jigsaw progression of skills and knowledge 'Relationships'||18th Feb 2021||Download|
|What does Jigsaw teach about LGBTQ relationships?||15th Mar 2021||Download|
|Jigsaw Progression of Skills and Knowledge 'Changing Me'||09th Jul 2021||Download|