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PSHE at Fordbridge


The national curriculum states that all schools must have a PSHE curriculum in place that is broadly based, balanced and meets the needs of all pupils.

It must:

  • Promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and
  • Prepare pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.


At Fordbridge Community Primary School we have decided to follow the Jigsaw programme of study. This programme meets all of the requirements set out in the National curriculum and also allows us to have a consistent and progress PSHE programme across the school.

JIGSAW aims to provide pupils with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within the community. Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.


They learn to understand and respect our common humanity; diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.


Objectives/Pupil learning intentions: Jigsaw PSHE will support the development of the skills, attitudes, values and behaviour, which enable pupils to:

  • Have a sense of purpose
  • Value self and others
  • Form relationships
  • Make and act on informed decisions
  • Communicate effectively
  • Work with others
  • Respond to challenge
  • Be an active partner in their own learning
  • Be active citizens within the local community
  • Explore issues related to living in a democratic society
  • Become healthy and fulfilled individuals



Other aspects of PSHE such as British Values are embedded within our school values and promoted regularly across the curriculum.  As a school we aim encourage all children to meet our four golden values, these are to be; respectful, responsible, reliable and resilient. The Jigsaw programme of study helps to encourage children to have these golden values.


KiVa forms part of our PSHE lessons, it is an evidence-based program to prevent bullying and to tackle the cases of bullying effectively.  KiVa includes both universal and indicated actions. The universal actions, such as the KiVa curriculum (student lessons and games), are directed at all students and focus mainly on preventing bullying. The indicated actions are to be used when a bullying case has emerged. They are targeted specifically to the children and adolescents who have been involved in bullying as perpetrators or victims, as well as to several classmates who are challenged to support the victim; the aim is to put an end to bullying.


Relationships and Sex Education- what schools need to teach and when we will be teaching it at Fordbridge.