PSHE is mainly delivered through the JIGSAW scheme of work. Jigsaw 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.
Other PSHE learning opportunities include assemblies, in class discussions and circle time, themed days and weeks, school visits and visitors.
Latest news on Sex and Relationship Education (March 2017)
Now the Government is pledging to bring in new "Relationship and Sex Education" to every primary and secondary school in England, including academies, independents and (most controversially) even religious free schools.
The exact curriculum hasn't been laid out, but it is understood the lessons would be age-appropriate and are likely to focus on issues such as staying safe online, "sexting" and abusive relationships.
Crucially, parents would not be able to withdraw their children from the relationship classes.
Below is a list of overviews for each year group topic which will be covered throughout the year. The highlighted areas are the aspects which were looked at in more detail in the Parent Forums which have taken place this year. These forums looked specifically at the Sex and Relationship aspects of the curriculum.