Headlands Primary School | Personal, Social, Health Education (PHSE) Narrative
The PHSE curriculum is at the heart of our pastoral curriculum offer which also supports the schools Vision and Values that transcend across all aspects of school life at Headlands.
The school uses the Jigsaw scheme of work throughout the school as the basis for our PHSE lessons. Jigsaw holds children at its heart, and its cohesive vision helps children understand and value how they fit into and contribute to the world. With strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health, Jigsaw properly equips schools to deliver engaging and relevant PSHE within a whole-school approach. Jigsaw lessons also include mindfulness allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus.
Jigsaw is comprehensive programme, including statutory Relationships and Health Education, Internet safety and anti bullying. It is planned 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.
Jigsaw consists of six half-term units of work (Puzzles), each containing six lessons (Pieces) covering each academic year. The six units are consistent across the school and the subject is taught for one hour per week. Term 1- Being me in my world, Term 2- Celebrating difference, Term 3- Dreams and Goals, Term 4- Healthy me, Term 5- Relationships, Term 6- Changing me. Every Piece has two Learning Intentions, one specific to PSHE (in purple) and the other designed to develop emotional literacy and social skills (in green).
In addition to Jigsaw, the children are taught protective behaviours through a structured programme for one hour per term. The children understand the two protective behavior objectives ‘we all have the right to feel safe all of the time’, and ‘We can talk with someone about anything, even if it feels awful or small’.
Jigsaw, protective behviours and age appropriate information about keeping safe is promoted on display boards in each phase entitled ‘Being Mindful, keeping safe’. Jigsaw and protective behaviours also support internet safety and anti bullying (friendship week) events in school.