Intent, Implementation & Impact Statement - PSHE


At Kings Norton Primary School, our PSHE curriculum is  delivered through the ‘Jigsaw’ scheme and is designed to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental, and physical development of pupils ,from EYFS to year 6, preparing them to play a full and active part in society.  We aim to promote personal development in a structured and developmentally appropriate way in order to give children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to improve their life chances. We enable children to develop their sense of self-worth by encouraging them to play a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. We feel that learning about the emotional and social aspects of growing up will give children and young people the information, skills and positive values to empower them to have safe and fulfilling relationships and to become independent, responsible members of society. 


Our PSHE curriculum is carefully structured to deliver age-appropriate content, allowing pupils to build their understanding as they progress through the key stages. These lessons are also taught in EYFS and learning objectives and outcomes are reinforced through their continuous provision. Pupils are taught PSHE using ‘Jigsaw’ which is a  progressive scheme of work aiming to prepare children for life, helping them to know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others. There is a strong emphasis on building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. It includes mindfulness to allow children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus.Jigsaw is then taught throughout the whole school during weekly whole class Jigsaw lessons which are adapted throughout for the needs of particular year groups and pupils. Half-termly units develop knowledge, skills and understanding in the areas of: 

Jigsaw equips us to deliver engaging and relevant PSHE education. These explicit lessons are reinforced and enhanced in many ways: assemblies, reward systems and Jigsaw Learning Charter, through relationships child to child, adult to child and adult to adult across the school. We aim to ‘live’ what is learnt and apply it to everyday situations in the school community.


By the time children leave us they will: 

Through our PSHE provision, our pupils are given the opportunities to demonstrate these values and show respectful and considerate behaviour towards others, as well as a strong sense of self-worth and resilience. Pupil well-being is evident in their positive attitudes towards challenges and their ability to manage their emotions effectively. Assessment within discrete PSHE lessons, will ensure that pupils are building on their skills and knowledge over time. It will demonstrate progression and also uniformity between parallel classes. In order to be confident in the impact of PSHE across the whole school community, the PSHE leader will monitor the subject through discussion with pupils, gathering evidence of written activities, monitoring displays and through ongoing discussion with colleagues. Our PSHE programme has fostered an inclusive and supportive school community, where pupils demonstrate a high level of empathy and respect for one another. Pupils engage positively with their local community and understand their responsibilities as citizens, contributing to a positive school ethos. In conclusion, our PSHE provision is designed and implemented with careful consideration of the school’s context and needs, leading to highly positive outcomes for our pupils.