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Personal, Health & Social Education


At St Mary and St Margaret’s CE (Aided) Primary School we pride ourselves on promoting a caring, supportive and compassionate environment.  Our PSHE curriculum aims to enable staff, governors and children to do so by providing guidelines and support to ensure we deliver the best Personal, Social, Health, Relationships and Sex Education of our capabilities.  Staff have the skills and tools to support children in their journey through school and their personal development.

At St Mary and St Margaret’s CE (Aided) Primary School  we choose to deliver Personal, Social, Health Education using Jigsaw, the whole school, mindful approach to PSHE.  Using Jigsaw establishes consistency to give teachers and learners high quality lessons that nurture children to become confident and successful, increasing their capacity to learn and preparing them for the challenges of the modern world.  Jigsaw provides children with opportunities to develop their emotional intelligence and life skills.



To provide pupils with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within the community.

Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of our school and community. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.

Children will learn to understand and respect our common humanity, diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.



Objectives/Pupil learning intentions

Jigsaw PSHE will support the development of the skills, attitudes, values and behaviour, which enable pupils to:

  • Have a sense of purpose
  • Value self and others
  • Form relationships
  • Make and act on informed decisions
  • Communicate effectively
  • Work with others
  • Respond to challenge
  • Be an active partner in their own learning
  • Be active citizens within the local community
  • Explore issues related to living in a democratic society
  • Become healthy and fulfilled individuals



Jigsaw Content

Jigsaw covers all areas of PSHE for the primary phase, as the table below shows:



Puzzle name


Autumn 1:

Being Me in My World

Includes understanding my place in the class, school and global community as well as devising Learning Charters

Autumn 2:

Celebrating Difference

Includes anti-bullying (cyber and homophobic bullying included) and diversity work

Spring 1:

Dreams and Goals

Includes goal-setting, aspirations, working together to design and organise fund-raising events

Spring 2:

Healthy Me

Includes drugs and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices

Summer 1:


Includes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills

Summer 2:

Changing Me

Includes Sex and Relationship Education in the context of looking at change