At Pucklechurch, we believe that personal, social, health and
economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part
of all pupils’ education. All schools should teach PSHE, drawing
on good practice, and this expectation is outlined in the
introduction to the national curriculum. We work hard to make
sure that our children are able to discuss their emotions
effectively, develop strong empathy skills and learn about the
importance of protecting their physical and mental health.
At Pucklechurch, we are a Flagship School for a program called
Jigsaw (www.jigsawpshe.com) which is a specially selected
PSHE programme to reflect the needs of our pupils, designed
to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with
the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions.
There are 6 Jigsaw Puzzles (half-termly units) designed so the whole school can study the same learning themes at the same time, each year group at its own level. The Puzzles are sequential and developmental throughout each academic year.
Term 1 - Being me in my world
Term 2 - Celebrating difference
Term 3 - Dreams and goals
Term 4 - Healthy me
Term 5 - Relationships
Term 6 - Changing me
Each unit begins with a special assembly to launch the puzzle piece and
children are regularly able to share the thoughts and activities which
have come out of their lessons with their peers in these assemblies.
PSHE lessons, or Jigsaw lessons as teaching staff and children call them,
are delivered weekly and are structured around a mindful, respectful and
open approach to encourage deep discussion and focus on what it takes
to develop physically, mentally and spiritually as a human being.
During term 6, we also teach our Relationships and Sex Education lessons, also a part of Jigsaw. Each year, we inform parents of these lessons and invite them in to present the materials beforehand so that parents are aware of what content is being shared with each year group. Teachers are given refresher training each year to ensure that the lessons are delivered faithfully and sensitively.
Please see below, a letter regarding RSE education for children at Pucklechurch Primary School
If you would like to know more about this essential part of your child's education, please do not hesitate to contact the PSHE Coordinator, Ross Orton (firstname.lastname@example.org).