Love to Learn, Together with the Lord
Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education
Love to Learn, Together with the Lord.
The aim of our whole school curriculum is to provide opportunities for children to develop as independent, confident, successful learners with high aspirations to know how to make a positive contribution to their community and wider society. The school provides a broad and balanced learning experience in a highly inclusive environment where learners at all levels are helped to achieve their potential in a place where they feel safe, loved and respected.
PSHE as a subject has been non-statutory although it stated in the National Curriculum Framework 2014 section 2.5 “All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice”.
In July 2019 the government made Relationship, Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing Education compulsory for all Primary Schools from September 2020.
As a part of your child’s educational experience at All Saints’, we aim to promote personal wellbeing and development through a programme of Personal, Social, Health education (PSHE) that gives children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive and fulfilled lives, both now and in the future.
At All Saints’ Primary School PSHE is integral to our whole curriculum in ensuring all children are happy, safe and confident so to maximise their learning potential and be equipped with the skills to succeed in the wider world. The PSHE Curriculum that we use is called ‘Jigsaw’.
Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE is a teaching and learning programme which has a strong focus on emotional and mental health and wellbeing. There are six units (Puzzles), each with six lessons:
Being me in My World
Dreams and Goals
Every year group studies the same puzzle at the same time which allows for whole school themes to be shared and celebrated across the school. Year groups are taught one lesson per week, in an age- and stage-appropriate way to meet the children’s needs.
Jigsaw Jenie. Jigsaw Jack.
" I like taking turns to talk." " I like playing the games."
" I like Jigsaw Jenie." " I like learning new things."
" I like listening to other " I feel happy you can talk and
children's stories." everyone listens."
Jigsaw Jo. Jigsaw Jino.
" I like playing the games." " I like learning new things
" When you say something. about everyone."
everyone listens." " I like doing different activities."
Jigsaw Jaz. Jigsaw Jez.
" I like playing different games." " In every lesson I learn
" I like learning new things something new."
about people." " I like talking about what we
" I have learnt that everyone have done and ourselves."
" I like playing the different games."
" We can say how we are feeling and no-one
laughs; we respect each other."
Teachers will also consider those concepts which are current and relevant for modern Britain and specific classes/pupils and incorporate these into daily practise.
Throughout the year we enhance our curriculum with other activities which relate to specific days, weeks, world events. E.g. Anti-bullying week, Internet Safety Day, Mental Health Week, Charity work, community projects.
The Department for Education has made changes to relationships and sex education following a nationwide consultation which school must be teaching by the summer 2021. All schools are required to comply with the updated requirements. The statutory guidance can be found at:
The guidance focuses on healthy relationships and keeping children safe in the modern world. It also covers a wide range of topics relating to physical and mental health, wellbeing, safeguarding and healthy relationships. Learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up will give our children the information, skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships and help them take responsibility for their own well-being.
From September 2020, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), along with Health Education, will be statutory, and form part of the National Curriculum. In line with these changes the Jigsaw program we use has been updated to include the statutory RSHE (Relationships Education, Sex Education and Health Education) which we would like to use. However this means we need to review our RSE curriculum and policy.
From Monday 23rd November to Monday 14th December, 2020 we consulted with you to help inform our schools’ decisions on when and how certain content is covered, and enable us to reach a general consensus. To help you understand the curriculum requirements, we encouraged you to read the following documents;
We also asked you to complete a questionnaire.
This consultation process is now closed.
If you have any further questions on how school/ Jigsaw program approaches any of the above or LGBT+ and Gender identity please contact us in school and we will be happy to answer any questions.
Your views were very important to us and we will let you know the outcome of the process as soon as we can. Please note the consultation does not mean we can change curriculum content as school is legally required to teacher the National Curriculum, however the right to withdraw from SOME lessons is explained in the leaflet which accompanies this letter and the policy.
Once we have considered all the feedback, the draft policy PHSE & RSE Policy and proposed curriculum will be shared on the website.
I hope the attached information helps alleviate any worries you may have. If you have any queries or concerns regarding the consultation process, please do not hesitate to contact us in school.