Statement of Intent

PSHE education is quite simply a curriculum for life - PSHE Association

At Christ Church Primary School, personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an embedded part of our broad and balanced curriculum. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is at the heart of our school ethos. British Values are promoted through the overarching aims and objectives of PSHE by supporting our children to become healthy and responsible members of society, as well as preparing them for life and work in modern Britain.

At Christ Church Primary School, the intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all, and that will maximise the outcomes for every child, so that they know more, remember more and understand more. PSHE is embedded in all that we do to enable our children to become independent, responsible, healthy and confident members of society. We follow the Jigsaw scheme of work which aims to support the development of the ‘whole child’, by helping them to understand how they are developing personally and socially as well as promoting their social, mental and physical development.


Children will be able to develop the ability to tackle the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. Through our discreet lessons as well as wider cross-curricular approach to teaching PSHE, children are taught how to keep themselves safe, physically and emotionally. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society.

Our Jigsaw scheme of work includes:

· Substance Misuse

· Tobacco

· Risk Taking /Safety

· Diversity

· Emotional Health

· Coping Strategies

· Healthy Eating

· Healthy relationships/bullying

· Puberty/Growing up

· Financial Education

· British Values

· Democracy

· Citizenship

· Physical Activity

· E-Safety


Christ Church Primary School follows the whole school Jigsaw programme of study. Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning. Teaching strategies are varied and are mindful of preferred learning styles and the need for differentiation. Jigsaw is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time. This enables each Puzzle to start with an introductory assembly, generating a whole school focus for adults and children alike. The Six Puzzles in Jigsaw are designed to progress in sequence from September to July: Autumn 1: Being Me in My World; Autumn 2: Celebrating Difference (including anti-bullying); Spring 1: Dreams and Goals; Spring 2: Healthy Me; Summer 1: Relationships and Summer 2: Changing me. These units are linked to safeguarding, the school values, British values, rights and responsibilities, and Growth Mind-sets so that the children have depth and breadth within this area of the curriculum. Lessons involve class discussions and group activities and evidence of the work completed is used so that the focus is on the discussions and the children’s understanding of what is taught and not on the written aspects. As needed, support is provided to children when they find particular topics more challenging.

Our school values and inclusion of safeguarding within our curriculum is vital as first and foremost, we want our children to be safe and happy so that all children can excel in all aspects of school life. Our PSHE curriculum provides them with a chance to reflect and learn about these crucial elements. Our children and staff value well-being, mental health and good citizenship. Through our curriculum, we believe that we prepare children for the next stage in their education as well as preparing them, during this vital stage of their life, for the adult world.