At Leamington Community Primary School, we follow the JIGSAW programme of work for our PSHE curriculum. JIGSAW brings together PSHE, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning. Teaching strategies are varied and are mindful of preferred learning styles and the need for differentiation. Jigsaw is designed as a whole-school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme at the same time. We teach PSHE through discrete weekly lessons, as well as addressing PSHE themes in other curriculum areas. Our PSHE curriculum encourages collaborative learning whilst emphasising diversity, equality and tolerance for others. Our PSHE curriculum is designed to meet the criteria for the DfE guidance for Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education.
As well as the JIGSAW programme of work and themes explored through other curriculum areas, we offer extra-curricular clubs that address healthy lifestyles, i.e. cookery club and a variety of sports clubs. We have a learning mentor in school, as well as a variety of mental wellbeing intervention programmes that also support children.
Aspirations Week is a key event in our PSHE calendar, which provides children with opportunities to explore different careers and question a range of visitors to help ascertain their own aspirations for the future.
PSHE Subject Leader: Rachel Mellor