Statement of Intent

At St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, PSHE enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. PSHE is an embedded part of our broad and balanced curriculum. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is at the heart of our catholic school ethos. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.

For more information about PSHE at St. Joseph’s, please contact Mrs J. Johnson.


Jigsaw is a unique, spiral, progressive and effective scheme of work, aiming to prepare children/young people for life, helping them really know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.

Jigsaw covers all areas of PSHE for the primary phase including statutory Relationships and Health Education. The table below gives the learning theme of each of the six Puzzles (units) and these are taught across the school; the learning deepens and broadens every year.

TermPuzzle (Unit)Content
Autumn 1:Being Me in My WorldIncludes understanding my own identity and how I fit well in the class, school and global community. Jigsaw Charter established.
Autumn 2:Celebrating DifferenceIncludes anti-bullying (cyber and homophobic bullying included) and understanding
Spring 1:Dreams and GoalsIncludes goal-setting, aspirations, who do I want to become and what would I like to do for work and to contribute to society
Spring 2:Healthy MeIncludes drugs and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices, sleep, nutrition, rest and exercise
Summer 1:RelationshipsIncludes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills, bereavement and loss
Summer 2:Changing MeIncludes Relationships and Sex Education in the context of coping positively with change

Latest News on PSHE at St. Joseph’s

PSHE Jigsaw Launch!

In school the children have started a new PSHE programme called Jigsaw, we all met our new Jiggie friends last week. This week we are …
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