At Sarum St. Paul's we use the scheme Jigsaw to deliver high quality PSHE lessons.
Please click on the link below to find out more about the Jigsaw scheme.
What is PSHE Education?
PSHE Education (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) is a planned programme of learning which children and young people aquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to successfully manage their lives- now and in the future, As part of whole-school approach, PSHE education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.
What do Schools have to teach in PSHE?
According to the National Curriculum, every school needs to have a broad and balanced curriculum that:
- promotes the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of
pupils at the school;
- prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of
- promotes British values.
From September 2021, primary schools in England also need to teach Relationships and Health Education as compulsory subjects and the Department for Education strongly recommends this should also include age-appropriate Sex Education. Schools also have statutory responsibilities to safeguard their pupils (Keeping Children Safe in Education, DfE, 2019) and to uphold the Equality Act (2010). The Jigsaw Programme supports all of these requirements and has children’s wellbeing at its heart.
What is JIGSAW, the mindful approach to PSHE and how does it work?
Jigsaw is a whole-school approach and embodies a positive philosophy and creative teaching and learning activities to nurture children’s development as compassionate and well-rounded human beings as well as building their capacity to learn.
Jigsaw is a comprehensive and completely original PSHE Education programme (lesson plans and teaching resources) for the whole primary school from ages 3-11. Written by teacher and psychotherapist, Jan Lever MBE (services to and teachers, and grounded in sound psychology, it also includes all the statutory requirements for Relationships and Health Education, and
Sex Education is also included in the Changing Me Puzzle (unit).
Jigsaw has two main aims for all children:
- To build their capacity for learning
- To equip them for life
Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, compulsory Relationships and Health Education, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. It is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time at their own level. There are six Puzzles (half-term units of work) and each year group is taught one lesson per week. All lessons are delivered in an age- and stage-appropriate way so that they meet children’s needs.
How does JIGSAW work at Sarum St. Paul's?
Overview of Jigsaw content by Year group
How does Jigsaw incorporate British Values?
How does Jigsaw promote SMSC (Social Moral Spiritual and Cultural Education)?