To develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be safe, confident, healthy and happy children and valuable citizens of the future.

Aims and Objectives

KNOWLEDGE – so each child will be able to:

  • Understand about feelings and emotions;
  • Understand that achievement requires commitment, perseverance and hard work;
  • Understand and value difference;
  • Know about their body and the physical changes that will occur as they grow;
  • Understand the effects, dangers of drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, and which are illegal;
  • Recognise and understand how to deal with peer pressure;
  • Understand the jobs people do and the employment opportunities available to them in the future;
  • Understand their rights and responsibilities as children and future members of society.

SKILLS – so each child will be able to:

  • Set personal goals;
  • Make sensible choices involving their health, safety and well-being;
  • Listen to others and respect their needs opinions and feelings;
  • Recognise and challenge stereotypes;
  • Resolve differences calmly and constructively;
  • Make good choices about spending and saving money.

ATTITUDE – so each child will be able to:

  • Develop confidence and self-esteem;
  • Show politeness and respect to others;
  • Value family, friends and the wider community;
  • Develop a sense of duty towards the community in which they live;
  • Be active members of a community by having their say and a role within decision-making.

Organisation and Planning

PSHE is delivered in a variety of ways such as circle time, role play, group work, discussion as incidents occur, assemblies and visits. The principles of PSHE are integral to all aspects of their education and experience at our school.

At Grove Road we will be following Jigsaw PSHE. Jigsaw PSHE is a comprehensive and completely original Scheme of Work for the whole Primary School from Years F1 and 2 through to Year 6. It brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning.

SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) development opportunities are mapped throughout. All of these pieces of learning are brought together to form a cohesive picture, helping children to know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people the world.

Jigsaw PSHE is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time. This enables each Puzzle to start with an introductory assembly (with an original song), generating a whole school focus for adults and children alike. The Weekly Celebration highlights a theme from that week’s lesson across the school, and encourages children to reflect that learning in their behaviour and attitudes.

The 6 Puzzles:      

Autumn 1: Being Me in My World

Includes understanding my place in the class, school and global community.

Autumn 2: Celebrating Difference

Includes anti-bullying (cyber and homophobic 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: Relationships

Includes understanding friendship, 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