PSHE and RHE
The teaching of Physical, Social, Health Education (PSHE) at Mulgrave Primary School, using an integrated and consistent approach, is an important aspect of pupils’ education. PSHE involves lifelong learning, starting early in childhood and continuing throughout life, providing opportunities for children to develop their knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values to become healthy, happy, safe, confident, respectful, and responsible citizens – both now and in the future.
We believe that high quality PSHE education can play a key role in safeguarding children and we strongly believe that having a broad and balanced curriculum prepares children for opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. In September 2020, Relationship and Health Education became compulsory in all primary schools, this has been implemented and is taught alongside PSHE using the Jigsaw approach.
What is the jigsaw approach to PSHE?
Jigsaw is a whole-school approach with creative teaching and learning activities to nurture children’s development as compassionate and well-rounded human beings Jigsaw is a comprehensive PSHE Education programme which includes all the statutory requirements for Relationships and Health Education.
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.
- Being Me in My World - 'Who am I and how do I fit?'
- Celebrating Difference - Respect for similarity and difference. Anti-bullying and being unique.
- Dreams and Goals - Aspirations, how to achieve goals and understanding the emotions that go with this.
- Healthy Me - Being and keeping safe and healthy
- Relationships - Building positive, healthy relationships
- Changing Me - Coping positively with change
The Jigsaw PSHE lessons aim to give children their entitlement to information about relationships, puberty, and human reproduction, appropriate to their ages and stages of development.
Please find the DFE guidance on RHE: