We teach PSHE through the acclaimed Jigsaw scheme. This was chosen as it has a huge focus on emotional literacy and emotional health. Jigsaw is a whole-school approach, that establishes consistency and gives all teachers confidence to deliver high-quality lessons. Not only does Jigsaw meet all statutory RSHE requirements, but it also elevates educational outcomes together with mental health and safeguarding.
Jigsaw nurtures children to be confident and successful, increasing their capacity to learn and preparing them for the challenges of the modern world. Developed by teachers and well-being experts, Jigsaw provides children with opportunities to develop their emotional intelligence and life skills.
All children received a time-tabled Jigsaw slot every week to receive personal, social, emotional and health education through. Lessons are fully planned and resourced and aligned to the appropriate national frameworks. They each integrate emotional literacy, self-regulation, and social skills in an easy session per week.
There are six 'puzzles' in Jigsaw that are designed to progress in sequence from September to July. Each 'puzzle' has six pieces (lessons) which work towards an 'end product'
Each piece has two learning intentions: one is based on specific PSHE learning and one is based on emotional literacy and social skills development to enhance children's emotional and mental health.
Every piece contributes to at least one of these aspects of child development and is mapped on each piece and balanced across each year group.
Mindfulness is key to the Jigsaw programme, and each session includes a mindfulness activity to ensure that children are prepared to learn.
Check out the scheme by visiting their website for additional details: