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PSHCE at Central


We aim for our children to remain safe, happy and healthy in all their interactions within school and beyond, and to participate actively, respectfully and safely in the life of their family, school, community and wider society. Pupils who know their rights, responsibilities and boundaries during individual and social interactions and know how to speak up or ask for help when uncomfortable are at risk will become empowered, mindful citizens.

All of the core values outlined above underpin the PSHCE curriculum at Central Primary School.


Through our PSHCE curriculum we aim to ensure our children can do the following:

  • Keep themselves safe when using modern technology and communication tools
  • Protect and nurture their bodies and minds
  • Choose and celebrate safe and empowering relationships of all types
  • Reflect on, discuss and ask questions about their own and others’ identity, values, lifestyle and goals.
  • Not only respect but celebrate difference
  • Develop self- confidence and a deep understanding of their unique worth
  • Express their feelings and opinions freely and with confidence (Oracy)
  • Understand the workings of body and mind and discuss them without shame
  • Identify, resist and challenge stereotypes, abusive, discriminatory and unsafe language and behaviour
  • Understand and articulate their rights and responsibilities and the laws that govern these


Last year we carried out a full consultation with pupils, parents/carers, staff and the governing body to design and create a curriculum that meets the needs of the community as well as the statutory guidance published by the DfE.

At Central Primary School, we base our curriculum on the Jigsaw scheme from Nursery to Year 6. Although we use the scheme as a basis for the curriculum, teachers are encouraged to explore other activities as advised by the subject leader to best suit the needs of the class and capture key learning.

Justification for chosen scheme:

The Jigsaw Programme offers us a comprehensive, carefully thought-through Scheme of Work which brings consistency and progression to our children’s learning in this vital curriculum area. This also supports the “Personal Development “and “Behaviour and Attitude” aspects required under the Ofsted Inspection Framework, as well as significantly contributing to the school’s Safeguarding and Equality Duties, the Government’s British Values agenda and the SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural) development opportunities provided for our children. In 2017, Ofsted highlighted the value of the scheme and the impact this has on our children. Personal Development, behaviour and welfare was overall rated ‘Outstanding’.

This scheme teaches PSCHE in a cyclical manner. This means that children revisit the following themes in more depth each academic year.

 Below is an outline of the content covered within each of the themes from EYFS to Year 6:


The Jigsaw scheme provides teachers with a wide range of resources such as games, songs and calm me scripts. There are available in folders in each classroom and also electronically via the shared drive.

Linked books are widely available across the school and are stored in classrooms or the corridor library.

Each class has a soft toy Jigsaw Piece that forms a central part of each circle time/PSCHE lesson.

Planning and guidance

Planning guidance is available for teachers to plan PSHCE lessons. This is as a subject knowledge organiser, coverage overview and long term plan. In this knowledge organiser there are objectives, key vocabulary, teaching ideas and linked frameworks. Teachers plan using both the Jigsaw planning outline and guidance from the knowledge organiser.

Opting out

Being Me in my World; Celebrating Difference; Dreams and Goals; Healthy Me and Relationships is compulsory for all year groups. All content comes under Relationships and Health education.

All content in the Changing Me unit from Years N-3 is compulsory. In Years 4-6 there are sessions that parents/.carers can chose to opt their child out from as this comes under sex education. More guidance on the procedures for this are outlined in the PSCHE and RSE policy available in the policy section of the website.

Children are encouraged to engage in a wide range of activities from Oracy, Role-play and notetaking. Each child has their own PSHCE notebook that travels with them throughout their journey at Central Primary School.

Key Policy Links:

Class pages with links to the Curriculum Overviews
Nursery Reception Year 1 Year  2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 SLCN base Forest

Please take a look at the National Curriculum.

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