Intent, Implementation and Impact of our PSHE curriculum



Our vision statement reflects our desire to provide the best possible education, opportunities and environment for all who are part of our school. We believe that our school should be an inclusive community where ALL aim high, achieve well and develop self-confidence, positive values and beliefs, a sense of community, well-being and caring attitudes towards others.  PSHE is central to this ethos and equips children with the knowledge, skills and strategies to live healthy, safe and responsible lives. 



At Stratford upon Avon Primary School, we deliver a Primary PSHE scheme of work including statutory Relationships and Health Education called Jigsaw. Our PSHE curriculum covers all areas of the subject. One timetabled PSHE lesson per week is taught throughout the school. PSHE is also intertwined through many cross-curricular subjects, including Science, Art and Design and RE, and we also embrace PSHE through our Stratford upon Avon Curriculum Pathways and weekly assemblies, where a range of themes are covered. We also have an established school council, joint activities between year groups such as our ‘Reading Buddies,’ Year 6 monitors and regular opportunities to consider different topics to debate and ponder. 

Jigsaw offers a comprehensive Programme for Primary PSHE including statutory Relationships and Health Education, in a spiral, progressive and fully planned scheme of work, giving children relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others.
With a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health, Jigsaw 3-11 enables an engaging and relevant PSHE programme, within a whole-school approach. Key vocabulary is taught through the Jigsaw lessons, across the key stages, and staff encourage children to use this emotionally informed language when discussing their feelings.
Jigsaw lessons also include mindfulness allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus.



Monitoring and assessment is an on-going process. Teachers use ‘assessment for learning’ as to inform planning for future lessons.


All primary schools have a legal responsibility to provide Relationship Education and Health Education, which has been in place since September 2021. All pupils will receive lessons designed to equip your child with knowledge to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships. This includes information to help your child stay safe online, in an ever-changing world.  

In addition, schools have the option to teach age appropriate Sex Education, which is recommended although not mandatory at primary level. 

In the Summer term, teachers deliver the Relationships and Changing Me units of work in Reception through to Year 6. This builds on the Protective Behaviours work taught at the beginning of the academic year. It covers: what makes a good friend; friendship dilemmas; new classmates and best friends.


In Years 4, 5 and 6 we will be covering the changing adolescent body, and key facts about puberty. Key questions that will shape the children’s learning in the initial lessons are: What does it look like? What does it feel like? What is the difference between being an adult and a child? What can adults do that children can’t? What are you looking forward to and what are you worried about?

Lesson overviews for the summer term are below: