Our Lady of the Rosary RC VA Primary School

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Our Lady of the Rosary RC VA Primary School

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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. All classes at Our Lady of the Rosary are following the Jigsaw PSHE scheme and each class has their own individual Jigsaw character to help them along with their work.


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). 

Jigsaw PSHE sets out a progressive and sequenced programme evidenced by the learning intentions written into all material. It allows pupils to focus on ‘the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life’; and as such underpins a broad and balanced curriculum offer.

The scheme is inclusive and allows pupils of all abilities and from all backgrounds, to participate and learn.



Differentiation is supported in Jigsaw PSHE as the whole school works on the same learning theme at the same time, enabling teachers to access learning to meet specific needs.


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. 


Curriculum Implementation

Jigsaw PSHE’s wide range of child-centred activities ensure the learning is enjoyable for pupils and teachers alike. Each scheme has its own assessment system, descriptors and exemplifications, so teachers can see the expected standard of learning that pupils should attain at the end of each unit of work.

Jigsaw PSHE contains both formative and summative assessment opportunities that support teachers to access PSHE knowledge, and how these are applied within social and emotional skills development.


Children are taught to: 

1) to develop their self esteem, confidence and self-awareness to make the right choices. 

2) to develop their social skills and social awareness.

3) to make sense of their personal and social experiences.

4) to maintain responsible attitudes towards the maintenance of good physical and mental health, supported by a safe and healthy lifestyle.

5) to develop effective interpersonal relationships and a caring attitude towards others. 

6) to develop a caring attitude and sense of responsibility about the environment.

7) to manage and understand their feelings. 

8) to understand how society works and the rights and responsibilities involved.


We use Jigsaw PSHE to support the development of the skills, attitudes, values and behaviour, which enable pupils to:

· Have a sense of purpose

· Value self and others

· Form relationships

· Make and act on informed decisions

· Communicate effectively

· Work with others

· Respond to challenge

· Be an active partner in their own learning

· Be active citizens within the local community

· Explore issues related to living in a democratic society

· Become healthy and fulfilled individuals




The provision is planned to ensure development in Physical, Social and Emotional Development (PSED), which occurs daily. The Jigsaw scheme of work is also used in EYFS. In provision, children will explore the ideas of relationships, feelings and appropriate behaviours, self-confidence and self-awareness, rules and routines, empathy and restorative justice.


In KS1 and KS2: 

We use the Jigsaw scheme of work curriculum, as well as a continued focus on British Values in each half term. Topics included in the programme of study are: Being in my World,    Celebrating Difference, Dreams and Goals and Healthy Me.


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.


Curriculum Impact

The ‘in-built’ assessment processes within Jigsaw allows evidence of ‘impact’ to be easily captured and recorded, as well as the PSHE Association documents, in order to assess and cover the curriculum accurately. Each Puzzle (except Puzzle 1) has a built-in assessment task, which is the formal opportunity for teacher assessment.

Each Puzzle has a set of three attainment descriptors for each year group: Working at / Working towards / Working beyond.

We have many areas of PSHE that occur in our school regularly. These include (but are not limited to): school trips, sports tournaments, PSHE lessons, exposing children to a wide variety of literature and asking them to see things from different perspectives, PSHE Key stage Assemblies, various classroom visitors, our Junior Leadership team.

We are confident our children are developing their PSHE skills both in and out of lessons at every possible opportunity.