In March 2017, the Government announced that Relationships Education will become statutory in all Primary Schools from 2019.
We have been implementing ‘Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE’ the (Personal, Social and Health Education) Programme across our school. The Jigsaw programme (jigsawpshe.com) is used by the majority of Bristol primary schools and it offers a comprehensive PSHE curriculum. The lessons build children’s emotional literacy, self-esteem and knowledge of who they are and how they relate to each other and the world in a positive and healthy way.
This programme includes a series of lessons for each year group on RSE (Relationship and Sex Education), which are taught in the summer terms. These lessons form two units called ‘Relationships’ and ‘Changing Me’ which are carefully designed to meet the needs of the age and stage of development of the children as they progress through the primary phase.
The key aims of the units are to:
- Help young people develop positive and healthy relationships appropriate to their age, development, etc.
- Support young people to have positive self-esteem and body image, and to understand the influences and pressures around them.
- Enable young people to understand and respect their bodies and be able to cope with changes to their bodies without fear or confusion.
For more information about the RSE Programme, please see Jigsaw's Parents Guide to RSE here.