What is PSCHE?

PSHCE Education is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives – now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHCE Education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

What do schools have to teach in PSHCE Education?

According to the latest guidance from the government, via the National Curriculum, every school needs to have a broad and balanced curriculum that:

• promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society

• prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life, and

• promotes British values

Schools also have statutory responsibilities to promote pupil well-being and pupil safeguarding (Children Act, 2004) and community cohesion (Education Act, 2006). PSHCE Education plays an important part in fulfilling all of these responsibilities.

In order to fulfill its duties relating to social/moral/spiritual/cultural development (SMSC), behaviour and safety, and to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which meets pupils’ needs and prepares them for the challenges and opportunities of adult life, “a school’s best approach is to ensure that a comprehensive programme of PSHE Education is in place” – according to the PSHE Association (2014).

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Jigsaw PSHCE

Many aspects of PSHCE are firmly embedded within the ethos of our school, though some aspects of PHSCE are also taught discretely through a broad and progressive programmme of study following the Jigsaw scheme of work. In the Jigsaw scheme of work there are six whole school themes, each one starting with an introductory whole school collective worship. The whole school theme for this terms is ‘Being me in my world.’ One of our focuses has been ‘filling someone’s bucket with kindness.’

Please click on the links below to read a parents guide to the Jigsaw scheme of work for PSHCE

Information for Parents and CarersBritish Values in Jigsaw


Whole School Theme 1: Being Me In My World

Whole School Theme 3: Dreams and Goals

Whole School Theme 5: Relationships

Whole School Theme 2: Celebrating Difference

Whole School Theme 4 : Healthy Me

Whole School Theme 6: Changing Me