‘We must become the change we want to see.’

                                                                         Mahatma Gandhi.


Our schools within the White Rose Federation teach Personal, Social, Health Education as whole school approach to underpin children’s development as people and because we believe that this is the very core of their overall development.

By delivering this curriculum through the Jigsaw scheme we are able to deliver sensitive, comprehensive and engaging teaching which progresses through the year groups, building on prior learning.  It results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills which enable children to access the wider curriculum and prepare them to be a global citizen now and in their roles within a global community.

It promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural and physical development of pupils, preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences for later life. Our Relationships and Sex Education enables our children to learn how to be safe, and to understand and develop healthy relationships, both now and in the future.


What do we teach when and who teaches it?

Jigsaw covers all areas of PSHE for the primary phase including statutory Relationships and Health Education. In the attachment below there are the learning themes of each of the six Puzzles (units) and these are taught across the school; the learning deepens and broadens every year.    

In our federation, we allocate one hour to PSHE each week in order to teach the PSHE knowledge and skills in a developmental and age-appropriate way.  Class teachers deliver the weekly lessons to their own classes.

These explicit lessons are reinforced and enhanced in many ways:

Assemblies and collective worship, praise and reward system, Learning Charter, through relationships child to child, adult to child and adult to adult across the school. We aim to ‘live’ what is learnt and apply it to everyday situations in the school community.

It is important to explain that whilst the Relationships Puzzle (unit) in Jigsaw covers most of the statutory Relationships Education, some of the outcomes are also taught elsewhere in Jigsaw e.g. the Celebrating Difference Puzzle helps children appreciate that there are many types of family composition and that each is important to the children involved. This holistic approach ensures the learning is reinforced through the year and across the curriculum.

It is also important to be aware that whilst the Healthy Me Puzzle (unit) in Jigsaw covers most of the statutory Health Education, some of the outcomes are taught elsewhere in Jigsaw e.g. emotional and mental health is nurtured every lesson through the Calm me time, social skills are grown every lesson through the Connect us activity and respect is enhanced through the use of the Jigsaw Charter.

Within our federation, we promote respect for all and value every individual child.
We also respect the right of our children, their families and our staff, to hold beliefs, religious or otherwise, and understand that sometimes these may be in tension with our approach to some aspects of Relationships, Health and Sex Education.

By the time our children leave our school they will be able to approach a range of real-life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life and be on their way to becoming healthy, open-minded, respectful, socially and morally responsible, active members of society.  We want them to be able to appreciate difference and diversity and recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty.

We strive to give them the strategies to be able to understand and manage their emotions and look after their mental health and well-being.  This will support them to be able to develop positive, healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future and within that, understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age-appropriate level.

We want them to have respect for themselves and others.