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The Queen's C of E
Primary School

PSHE

PSHE intent and implementation

"I Can Do All Things through Christ Who Strengthens Me" (Philippians 4:13)

PSHE intent

The Queen’s school learners have a nurturing and learning environment where each child can achieve their full potential. To deliver our PSHE curriculum we use a scheme called Jigsaw, which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills, which enables children to access the wider curriculum. PSHE provides the Queen’s school children with an opportunity to create personal understanding and provides them with an opportunity to challenge and explore a range of beliefs, attitudes, rights, values and responsibilities. Creating and developing the attributes and qualities children need to thrive as individuals and as members of the community, sharing our school values of Love, Compassion and Respect for all.

PSHE implementation

The Queen’s C of E school provides a PSHE curriculum delivered through Jigsaw. The Jigsaw program is delivered as a whole school approach with a focus on 6 learning the themes that run concurrent throughout the school and each week the theme is explored further during collective worship focussing on positive behaviour, character attributes and values. The Jigsaw scheme includes links to British values, spiritual, cultural and key social skills. Equally the scheme is planned and sequenced, demonstrating a spiral learning progression with key assessment points along the way to assess impact, and this supplemented by additional class circle times for teachers to touch base with pupils between PSHE lessons. For children with additional needs our PSHE lessons are implemented through adapted practice and a range of classroom strategies to make it accessible and inclusive for all.

PSHE impact

All learners will demonstrate values of democracy, acceptance rather than tolerance and a mutual respect for everyone. Children will demonstrate a healthy outlook towards school, and improved interactions between each other, thus resulting in high attendance and behaviour will be good.  

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

We will be consulting parents and carers on this part of the curriculum in Spring 2, in preparation for teaching it in the second half of the Summer term

As of September 2020, RSE will be statutory; however schools are encouraged to adopt the new curriculum from September 2019. Up until September 2020 parents and carers have the right to withdraw their child from Relationships and Sex Education in primary schools, apart from the elements that are included in the school’s science curriculum.

This parental right changes in September 2020 when parents will not be able to withdraw their children from Relationships and Health Education.

There are several lessons within the Jigsaw RSE that are considered additional to Relationships and Health Education and could be classified as Sex Education, these are the lessons that parents, in discussion with the Headteacher(s)/PSHE lead can withdraw their children from if they wish to. More information will follow post consultation.

(you can download a copy of the Jigsaw Overview Lessons below)

n.b. We will be consulting parents on the 'Changing me' topic during the spring 2 term.

Helpful Links

What is Jigsaw:

https://www.jigsawpshe.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Jigsaw-Information-Leaflet-for-Parents-and-Carers-2020.pdf

SRE parent information:

https://www.jigsawpshe.com/information-for-parents-and-carers/

​What Jigsaw teaches children about LGBT relationships:

https://www.jigsawpshe.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/LGBT-Parent-Leaflet-A4.pdf