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Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) Lead in school: Miss J Middleton


The teaching of personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) enables children and young people to acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage and thrive in their lives now and in adulthood. Through a carefully thought out curriculum pupils are equipped to live healthy, safe, responsible and balanced lives. 


At St John with St Augustine's, we teach PSHE weekly following the Jigsaw programme of study. The programme of study  brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning. Teaching strategies are varied and are mindful of preferred learning styles and the need for differentiation. Jigsaw is a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (puzzle) at the same time.

Consultation on PSHE / RSE June 2020


From September 2020, it is a statutory requirement that all schools in England and Wales are teaching Relationship and Sex Education as a fundamental part of the curriculum.

As part of implementing the RSE curriculum, schools must consult with the children, parents, staff and governors to ensure there is a general consensus on our approaches to policy and the curriculum content.

St John with St Augustine CE Primary School will be starting their consultation process on Monday 29th June 2020, the consultation will close on the 11th September 2020.

As part of this, parents, staff and governors, will be asked to read through the following two documents and make comments on them. The three documents that you are asked to read as part of the consultation will be –


Consultation on Relationships and Sex Education Policy, June 2020 (Draft)

Consultation on PSHE Policy, June 2020 (Draft)

Consultation on Relationships and Sex Education Curriculum Outline, July 2020 (Draft)


In addition to this, we are hoping to hold a meeting at the beginning of September to explain in more detail the purpose of the RSE and PSHE Curriculum and allow parents the chance to express their views.


These documents will be available to read on the school website, or you can request printed copies from the main office.

If you wish to carry out further reading around RSE, the following document may be of use to you –

Consultation Curriculum Overviews