RSE Consultation with parents

RSE Consultation letter

Questionnaire to be completed – deadline 20th May 2021

The consultation is now closed.  Results of the questionnaire are below.

Questionnaire results

At Bratton Primary School, RSE is currently and will continue to be taught through Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE) lessons using the Jigsaw programme. For schools in England, the Jigsaw is fully compliant with the statutory relationships and health education guidance (2019).

From September 2020, RSE and Health Education forms part of the National Curriculum. This means we have needed to, as a school, review our curriculum and policy so we can ensure our provision is appropriate for our pupils in terms of: age, physical and emotional maturity, religious and cultural background and special educational needs and disabilities.

Following our recent consultation with parents, we have now adopted the policy for PSHA & RSE below:


PSHE Jigsaw Curriculum Progression

PSHE is embedded throughout our curriculum and promoted through our curriculum drivers. We seek to broaden our children’s horizons and expand their knowledge of the world whilst nurturing their interests and encouraging the self-belief and ambition they’ll need to accomplish their goals.

We recognise that children’s mental health and well-being is of paramount importance in our ever changing world. We endeavour to model through our own actions and actively teach children to become resilient, responsible and compassionate citizens of the world. We provide our children with a strong understanding of the diverse world around them and support them in playing a positive role in contributing to the school and the wider community.

Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development is at the heart of our school ethos.

British Values are promoted through the overarching aims and objectives of PSHE by supporting our children to become responsible members of society, as well as preparing them for life and work in modern Britain.

PSHE Curriculum

PSHE is taught across the school from Year R – Year 6 and as a school, we follow the Jigsaw PSHE scheme. Our PSHE curriculum equips children with relevant and meaningful content, which is supported through a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. The curriculum demonstrates appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding to fulfil the duties of the Relations Education (RE), Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education (HE).

Jigsaw holds children at its heart, and its cohesive vision helps children understand and value how they fit into and contribute to the world.”

“With strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health, Jigsaw 3-11 properly equips schools to deliver engaging and relevant PSHE within a whole-school approach. Jigsaw lessons also include mindfulness allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus.”

Jigsaw PSHE supports our intent and develops knowledge, skills and understanding in the areas of:

· Being Me in My World

· Celebrating Difference

· Dreams and Goals

· Healthy Me

· Relationships

·Change Me

Overview of Jigsaw Content by Year Group

Jigsaw is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time. This enables each Puzzle to start with an introductory assembly, generating a whole school focus for adults and children alike.

In Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE, mindfulness is developed through the ‘Calm Me’ time in each Piece (lesson). This consists of breathing techniques, awareness exercises and visualisations, enabling children not to empty their minds but to quiet them and become aware of the activity within them and manage it positively.

Jigsaw PSHE is fully compliant with the DfE Statutory Relationships & Health Education (RSE) Guidance. The Relationships and Healthy Me Puzzles (units) cover most of the aspects in the guidance but these are enhanced, revisited and foundations built throughout the Jigsaw Programme. Jigsaw’s philosophy starts by building positive self-image, a sense of identity and a healthy relationship with self, and from that starting point helps children grow healthy relationships with others.

Beyond the planned programme for PSHE education, the curriculum provides children with a variety of experiences that have the potential to promote their personal, social development and economic education.

These include:

  • Assemblies of Celebration
  • Rewards linked to promoting curriculum driver and whole school ethos
  • Circle times
  • Sports clubs
  • Drama, music activities and productions
  • Residential visits and day trips
  • Clubs
  • Social and fund raising events
  • Theme days/events, for example World Book Day, Mental Health Awareness, Anti-bullying, Internet Safety
  • Visitors to promote health and wellbeing