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"PSHE education helps children and young people to stay safe, healthy and prepared for life's challenges and opportunities."


At Ashton Vale Primary School, PSHE and RSHE are rooted in our ethos of achieving together: valuing oneself and valuing one another. The teaching of PSHE and RSHE allows for the recognition that we are all different and offers a chance to celebrate our uniqueness. It helps pupils to flourish as members of the school and wider community by teaching them awareness of emotions, healthy habits, how to keep safe and maintain positive relationships. Without PSHE and RSHE pupils may not develop as many tools for staying safe physically, mentally and online. It is particularly important because it supports children to act with love and respect, both towards themselves and towards others which, in turn, sets them up for living safe, healthy and fulfilling lives in the future.



Jigsaw is used to teach our PSHE curriculum. Jigsaw is a spiral, progressive scheme of work which 'aims to prepare children for life, helping them to know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world’. There is a strong emphasis on emotional Literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. It includes mindfulness to allow children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus.


PSHE is taught weekly by class teachers. The scheme is divided into 6 strands (Being Me in My World, Celebrating Difference, Dreams and Goals, Healthy Me, Changing Me and Relationships), taught progressively across their time in school. Jigsaw also identifies links to British Values, and SMSC and is taught in such a way as to reflect the overall aims, values, and ethos of the school.


In addition to the weekly PSHE teaching, we also have an anti-bullying week annually which has a new relevant focus each year. RSHE is taught through the Jigsaw sequence of lessons.


The Jigsaw scheme of work curriculum content is outlined here https://drive.google.com/file/d/184_fjyY9wCHoqjzrSJkKYkuyo7kYLpu7/view?usp=sharing



By the time our children leave Ashton Vale they will:

be able to approach a range of real life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life
be on their way to becoming healthy, open minded, respectful, socially and morally responsible, active members of society
appreciate difference and diversity
recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual Respect, Rule of Law and Liberty
be able to understand and manage their emotions
be able to look after their mental health and well-being
be able to develop positive, healthy relationships with their peers both now and in the future
understand the physical aspects involved in RSHE at an age appropriate level
have respect for themselves and others.
have a positive self esteem

Information for Parents

To read the PHSE policy (including Relationships, Sex and Health Education) in full click here


This information leaflet explains more about Jigsaw, the school's PSHE scheme of work, and the mindfulness approach it takes.


This information leaflet explains how Jigsaw, the school's PSHE scheme of work, approaches teaching relationships, sex and health education in our school.