Our Lady of the Rosary RC VA Primary School

Growing Together in Faith and Understanding

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Our Lady of the Rosary RC VA Primary School

Growing Together in Faith and Understanding

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Jigsaw PSHE scheme

At Our Lady of the Rosary we use the Jigsaw scheme which has been written in line with the latest national policy, guidance and the law relating to PSHE Education. The scheme has been mapped in its entirety against the PSHE Association programme of study (2013); every lesson is mindful of the national curriculum framework and has mapped SMSC (spiritual, moral, social and culturalopportunities, in line with Ofsted guidance. The scheme contributes to a broad and balanced curriculum and reflects the duties set out in the Education Act (2002 and 2006), the Children Act (2004) and the Academies Act (2010), by promoting pupil well-being, safeguarding and community cohesion. There are numerous opportunities in every Puzzle (unit) that pertain to each of these duties.


Curriculum Intent

The aim of Our Lady of the Rosary is to provide opportunities for children to develop as independent, confident, successful learners with high aspirations who know how to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society.

We put a high focus on developing children’s moral, spiritual, social and cultural understanding, as well as actively promoting the British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs to prepare our pupils for life in modern day Britain.

We are committed to providing a high quality educational experience for all pupils. The school uses the Jigsaw PSHE programme of study which brings together citizenship with personal well-being, while promoting a British values based education. It is intended to support the school in developing a cohesive whole-school approach to personal, social, health and economic well-being (PSHE). 

Our curriculum provides a context for the school to fulfil our responsibilities to: 

• Promote the physical, social and emotional well-being of pupils.

• Provide relationship and sex education (RSE).

• Promote British values.

• Provide a safe place for discussion of current, relevant social issues.

• Protect our children from radicalisation. 


Relationship and Sex Education

At Our Lady of the Rosary, our RSE policy and scheme of work is based on the guidance provided by the Diocesan of Clifton Education Service.  At the core of RSE is the belief that: 'Every child is created in the image of God and loved by God.' 

RSE is taught following the advice given from Clifton Diocese and will be taught using the scheme 'A Journey in Love'. This is the sixth unit in our PSHE studies and will take place in the summer term.