Deanesfield Primary School

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Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

Primary PSHE scheme of work including statutory Relationships and Health Education


At Deanesfield we use the scheme of work from Jigsaw. This offers a comprehensive programme for Primary PSHE including statutory Relationships and Health Education, in a spiral, progressive and fully planned scheme of work, giving children relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others.


With strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health, Jigsaw properly equips us to deliver engaging and relevant PSHE sessions within a whole-school approach. Jigsaw lessons also include mindfulness allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus.


Further information as well as activities for the home can be found here: 3 - 11 Primary PSHE Scheme of Work | England | Jigsaw PSHE


The whole school policy for PSHE and RSE can be found on our website by clicking here.

PSHE Impact Statement


At Deanesfield Primary School, our PSHE/RSE curriculum enables children to be equipped with knowledge and understanding of British Values, real-life scenarios, the wider world issues, their mental health and supporting others. We want our children to leave school as independent, healthy and responsible members of our society. Our children will understand the impact of assessing a situation, making good choices and the impact the wrong choice can have on them and others.


Covid-19 brought its own challenges and we understand, now more than ever, the importance of our children's mental health and development. We have therefore ensured that these aspects are at the core of our PSHE teaching.


Through our rights respecting approach, our PSHE curriculum is designed to give children the tools and strategies they need to support them into adulthood, focusing on healthy relationships, self-esteem and an awareness of their usual place in society, PSHE should support our children with any changes or obstacles in their lives, whether it be a new family member, puberty, separation or bereavement. PSHE is progressive in the way the skills are developed through age appropriate situations. We understand our children develop emotionally and physically at their own pace and support this through differentiation, inclusion and assessing for learning.


PSHE is a weekly, consistent lesson that is delivered with the confidence through the Jigsaw Scheme. Through the progression of the scheme, vocabulary and strategies are built upon and developed each year. The scheme's content allows a consistent and accurate approach and is RSE compliant.


The experiences our children receive from marking national and local awareness weeks and charities, furthers their understanding of the skills developed in PSHE.