Vision for PSHE and RSE

We are delighted and proud to use 'Jigsaw' to deliver the statutory PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) and RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) curriculum.

Our PSHE and RSE intent statement:

At Archbishop Benson C of E Primary School, we teach Personal, Social, Health Education as a whole-school approach to underpin children’s development as people and because we believe that this also supports their learning capacity. We include the statutory Relationships and Health Education within our whole-school PSHE Programme including sex education.

The Jigsaw Programme offers us a comprehensive, carefully thought-through Scheme of Work which brings consistency and progression to our children’s learning in this vital curriculum area.

The overview of the programme can be seen on the school website.

This also supports the “Personal Development” and “Behaviour and Attitude” aspects required under the Ofsted Inspection Framework, as well as significantly contributing to the school’s Safeguarding and Equality Duties, the Government’s British Values agenda and the SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural) development opportunities provided for our children.

Children at Archbishop Benson take part in one Jigsaw lesson each week. All lessons have a focus on mental health and wellbeing, through the use of reflection times and calming meditations.

You can read more about how we use the programme in our Jigsaw Policy.

Each class has a different Jigsaw Friend, as seen in the image above. Ask your child who their Jigsaw Friend is!

Please see the handy Jigsaw Parent Guide below for more information about what this brilliant scheme provides for your child.

Please see the link below to see how Jigsaw helps support our Reception children to meet their Early Learning Goals.

In our policy, you can find out more about how Jigsaw is used in school.

The Jigsaw programme comprehensively covers the statutory requirements set by government. You can see an overview of what is covered in each year group here:

In the second part of the Summer Term each year, every class will cover the 'Changing Me' unit of Jigsaw. This is an important unit which progresses throughout children's time at school to teach them age appropriate content about their bodies and about relationships. The following leaflet provides further detail for parents about what to expect and about which of these lessons are compulsory. If you have any further questions, please get in touch and we will be happy to support.