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At Great Binfields, our personal, social and health education (PSHE) curriculum brings together citizenship with personal well-being, whilst promoting fundamental British values. Although PSHE is taught through discreet lessons, it also underpins all activities, assemblies, educational visits and extra-curricular clubs. It is intended that we will offer a cohesive whole-school approach which enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. PSHE is taught across the school continuously during lessons, assemblies, school clubs, school events and break times. In addition, PSHE is integrated into our curriculum through SMSC, our half-termly Love of Days and our School Values. 


"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." - The PSHE Association 


"Children with higher levels of emotional, behavioural, social and school well-being on average have higher levels of academic achievement and are more engaged in school, both concurrently and in later years." - The DfE


Jigsaw informs provision planning ensuring progress in Physical, Social and Emotional Development (PSED), which occurs daily. In provision, children will explore the ideas of relationships, feelings and appropriate behaviours, self-confidence and self-awareness, rules and routines and empathy. These ideas are all covered within the Jigsaw programme of study: Being Me in My World, Celebrating Difference, Dreams and Goals, Healthy Me, Relationships and Changing Me.

In KS1 and KS2: 
We use Jigsaw to inform our curriculum planning. Topics included in the programme of study are: Being Me in My World, Celebrating Difference, Dreams and Goals, Healthy Me, Relationships and Changing Me. Each topic is made up of different sessions covering Self Awareness, Social Skills, Empathy, Motivation and Managing Feelings. Different aspects of SMSC are also focussed on. 

This is our whole school long term PSHE plan

Following a consultation with all stakeholders via a questionnaire, we have now published our Relationship and Sex Policy which can be found in our policies and statements section. 

"It is great to hear how well my child can communicate and articulate their feelings now!" - Year 3 parent 

These are just some of the books we use in each year group to enhance our PSHE teaching and learning throughout our school. These would be great to share at home too - to support the teaching and learning happening in school. Why not borrow some titles from the library?

Some useful websites