Working Together for Success


Welcome to the PSHE area of our school website, my name is Miss Richardson and I am the subject leader for this area. PSHE is a non statutory subject, however, we do teach it through the explicit and the hidden curriculum; so as to equip our children with the developmental knowledge and skills to enable them to make safe and informed decisions. The aforementioned supports our work on British Values.

At Peel Hall Primary School, we follow the JIGSAW approach to teaching PSHE, which includes everything needed for us to cover the curriculum in line with the following guidance:

All schools must provide a curriculum that is broadly based, balanced and meets the needs of all pupils. Under section 78 of the Education Act 2002 and the Academies Act 2010, a PSHE curriculum:

  • Promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and
  • Prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

JIGSAW aims to provide pupils with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within the community (British Values). Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.

They learn to understand and respect our common humanity; diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning (British Values).

Objectives/Pupil learning intentions: Jigsaw PSHE will support the development of the skills, attitudes, values and behaviour (knowledge), which enable pupils to:

  • Have a sense of purpose.
  • Value self and others.
  • Form relationships.
  • Make and act on informed decisions.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Work with others.
  • Respond to challenge.
  • Be an active partner in their own learning.
  • Be active citizens within the local community.
  • Explore issues related to living in a democratic society.
  • Become healthy and fulfilled individuals.

There are 6 units of work for each half term where all children cover the same theme at the same time from Nursery up to Year 6, so that assemblies can be linked if required.  For each theme, there is a clear progression in what is taught.

Please see below for the Jigsaw teaching content in terms of overall themes taught throughout the academic year.  With regards to The ‘Changing Me’ unit of work in the Summer Term 2, some parents may wish for their child to be withdraw from this due to it covering some aspects of sex education. Prior to being taught this, parents/carers will be sent out a letter detailing the lessons with a permission slip, which they will need to sign to confirm  they are willing for their child/children to participate.


Puzzle name:


Autumn 1:

Being Me in My World

Includes understanding my place in the class, school and global community as well as devising Learning Charters.

Autumn 2:

Celebrating Difference

Includes anti-bullying (cyber and homophonic bullying included) and diversity work.

Spring 1:

Dreams and Goals

Includes goal setting, aspirations, working together to design and organise fund-raising events.

Spring 2:

Healthy Me

Includes drugs and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices.

Summer 1:


Includes understanding friend, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills.

Summer 2:

Changing Me

Includes Sex and Relationship Education in the context of looking at change.

Other aspects of PSHE such as British values are deeply rooted in the school’s core values. We also deliver PSHE through assemblies that are planned for the academic year, but which allow for flexibility in the curriculum so that we can respond to local, national and international events. Classwork around PSHE activities are also planned on a long term basis, but allow for teachers to be responsive to their class and school needs, as well as doing follow up work to those unplanned events previously mentioned.

At Peel Hall, we have attained the Bronze Rights Respecting School Award.  This is in recognition of our commitment to delivering children’s rights effectively and helping them develop their awareness of their responsibilities. We are now working towards the next level. The UNICEF Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) is based on principles of equalitydignityrespectnon-discrimination and participation.

The award seeks to put the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of our school ethos and culture to improve well-being. It also aims to develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential.

The children are continuing to learn all about the 42 articles from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child which is a list of rights that all children, everywhere in the world have. The rights are all the things that children and young people need to make sure that they are healthy, happy and safe. There are 54 articles in the list, 42 of these are rights for children (the others are about how adults and governments should work together to make sure all children get all their rights). You can view the articles here at: These rights are what the children will be learning about within their PSHE lessons from Nursery up to Year 6 and through whole school events.

We are aiming for Peel Hall to support a right’s respecting community where children’s rights are taught, learned, practised, respected, protected and promoted.

You can find more information about the Rights Respecting School award at Our School Council are also Rights Respecting Ambassadors who provide a pupil voice related to what they want to change in school, related to the rights.

As subject leader for PSHE, I monitor the provision for this area and ensure that the coverage of learning objectives are broad and balanced and provide the opportunity for our children to show understanding and attainment which is recorded on Classroom Monitor, our internal assessment and tracking system.

If you require any further information about this curriculum area, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Miss L. Richardson

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