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Goffs Oak Primary and Nursery School

Believe, Achieve, Care



Mission statement:

‘Education is improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it’. – Marion Wright Elderman.


PSHE teaches children and young people emotional literacy, social- and lifelong skills, RSE/RSHE and resilience in an age-appropriate manner. It gives children and young people the tools needed to equip them for happier and healthier lives, giving them agency to make their way through the world.

The PSHE Association states “PSHE education gives pupils the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain…. When taught well, PSHE education helps pupils to achieve their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life.”

Curriculum aims:

The national curriculum states that Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is a non-statutory subject, however, they believe ‘it is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education.’’

Relationships and sex education (RSE) is an important part of PSHE education. Relationships education is compulsory for all primary school pupils.



Jigsaw 3-11 offers a comprehensive Programme for Primary PSHE including statutory Relationships and Health Education, 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.

Term 1: Being Me in My World

Term 2: Celebrating Difference (including anti-bullying)

Term 3: Dreams and Goals

Term 4: Healthy Me

Term 5: Relationships

Term 6: Changing Me (including Sex Education)


Every Piece has two Learning Intentions, one specific to Relationships and Health Education (PSHE) (in purple) and the other designed to develop emotional literacy and social skills (in green).

Although we follow a scheme across the school to deliver explicit PSHE lessons, we also prioritise the physical, social and emotional well-being of our children and embed it within everything we do across the curriculum.