Shoscombe Church School realises the importance that Personal Social Health Education (PSHE) plays in health and well-being of children, along with emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development. 

We aim for all of our children to leave us having developed into inquisitive, thoughtful and well rounded young people who want to make a positive contribution in life.

We use our Christian Values, the promotion of fundamental British Values and our work in Personal, Social and Health Education ( PSHE )  to explore themes with children to help them to develop into the best versions of themselves, with a deeper understanding and respect, of the multi faceted , multi cultural country and world in which we all live. 

At Shoscombe every class uses ‘Jigsaw’,  which is a holistic approach to PSHE that helps children to connect all the pieces of Personal, Social and Health education , Emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development. It provides pupils with a well structured, progressive, whole school approach , helping to develop empathetic pupils who understand and value how they fit into and contribute to the world. 

Jigsaw offers a ‘mindful’ approach to themes, with plenty of opportunity to reflect, share, discuss and challenge ideas and opinions. Jigsaw actively focuses on developing the mental health and well -being of pupils and allows them opportunities to ponder life’s bigger questions.

The Jigsaw Programme, is divided into six jigsaw pieces:

  • Being Me in My World
  • Celebrating Differences
  • Dreams and Goals
  • Healthy Me
  • Relationships
  • Changing Me

These six pieces are designed to progress in sequence from the start of each academic year. The whole school completes the same unit at the same time meaning they can be celebrated in a meaningful way. Throughout a child’s school journey they will revisit content and objectives which build on each other.

What will your child learn in PSHE?

Shoscombe Progression Document for PSHE (Link coming soon)


In September 2020 the teaching of Relationship Education became compulsory in primary schools, although many schools like Shoscombe have been teaching this for a while. It is important for children to be taught the building blocks of how to form healthy relationships. The Jigsaw scheme helps us to teach children about relationships in an age-appropriate way. The scheme also introduces children to how their bodies are changing inside and out as they grow up, teaching children how to stay healthy and, as they progress into key stage 2, what to expect in puberty. When children are in Year 6 the lessons also teach children about how babies are conceived and how they are born.

Due to the lockdown of summer 2020, all children  missed some of their Relationships and Changing Me units of learning. Therefore we have reviewed what we will teach in each year group in summer 2021 to ensure we cover any missed content from the previous year. For some of our Changing Me lessons we will split classes into year-group specific groups to ensure that children do not get taught material for the next year.

Below are links to helpful documents about RSE in schools:

Relationships & Sex Education (RSE) Policy (ST)

DFE RSE-primary-schools-guide-for-parents


Every year we consult parents by letter to ensure that you are fully aware of the programme of RSE your child will be learning.

RSE letter to parents 2021

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Rorison or Mrs Pudsey our PSHE lead teacher.

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