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Burrington Primary School

PHSE (and RSE)


At  Burrington C of E Primary School, PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) and RSE (Relationship and Sex Education) is a planned programme of learning through which children acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to successfully manage their lives – now and in the future. As part of our whole-school approach, PSHE and RSE Education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

We intend to provide the children with the building blocks for happy, healthy and respectful relationships, including online. We want to teach our children about how to protect themselves, stay physically and mentally healthy, including how to get support and help if needed. Our PSHE curriculum sits alongside our safeguarding duties. It teaches children how to keep themselves and others safe from harm such as bullying, physical contact and being safe online.

We intend to encourage the outstanding citizenship of the children in relation to their contribution to society. We want them to manage their behaviour outside of school and use their initiative to keep themselves and others safe. We want the children to understand the importance of charity, have an awareness of international news and their role within in the Global goals.


We follow a clear, progressive scheme of work called Jigsaw ‘The mindful approach to PSHE’, which brings consistency and progression to learning. Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, compulsory Relationships and Health Education, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. The children receive weekly planned lessons, which build upon their previous knowledge with the opportunity to revisit some of the skills taught (spiral curriculum).

Jigsaw consists of six half term puzzles (units) each containing six lessons, each piece has two learning intentions, which link to relationship and health education and the development of emotional literacy and social skills.

 Term 1 : Being in my world

 Term 2: Celebrating difference (including anti bullying)

 Term 3: Dreams and Goals

 Term 4: Healthy me

 Term 5: Relationships

 Term 6: Changing me

Each puzzle starts with a whole school assembly, ensuring each year group studies the same puzzle at the same time, often ending with a whole school piece or class display.

Each year group has a Jigsaw charter, which underpins the behaviour and expectations for each lesson. We are mindful of the different learning styles and the need for differentiation, teachers have the freedom to adapt and plan for the individual needs of their class as necessary.

We also have an annual Well- being week, which gives us an extra opportunity to tailor the curriculum to meet the current needs of our children. Within well-being week we have a whole school focus on areas such as water safety, anti-bullying, E-safety, road safety and healthy lifestyles. We enjoy visits from the RNLI, Dogs Trust, and many more.

Our learning mentor is available to support individuals during/ after lessons and teachers are aware of the safeguarding procedures to follow if a disclosure is shared during a PSHE session.

The subject leader monitors the subject through pupil discussion, work scrutiny and discussions with colleagues. We are also able moderate across the federation and share good practise.

Staff have access to Jigsaw CPD via the school’s login and through the PSHE association. The subject leader uses staff meeting time to ensure all staff are supported with the delivery of our PSHE curriculum.


As part of our whole-school approach, PSHE and RSE Education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. Our children are happy, confident and respectful members of the school and wider community. They can talk about ways to keep themselves safe and healthy. The Jigsaw whole-school approach embodies a positive philosophy to nurture children’s development as compassionate and well-rounded human beings as well as building their capacity to learn. Our PSHE curriculum has given them the skills needed to play an active role in school and community opportunities, such as taking part in school support roles, competitions, sporting events, Youth speaks and Dance your socks off.

PSHE POLICY Including Sex and Relationships 2023