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Personal, Social & Health Education at Spurcroft

Welcome to the PSHE and RSE at Spurcroft page! PSHE stands for Physical, Social and Health Education and RSE stand for Relationships and Sex Education Information on this page relates to the content your child will be taught during the year and our mission statements.


At Spurcroft Primary School we aspire for the children in our care to be confident learners and have self-belief in their skills and ability to reach their goals. Throughout our school we encourage pupils to form their own views and share their opinions. We strive to give opportunities for them to work independently as well as learn the importance of teamwork and collaboration with others. Staff at Spurcroft believe that our children will thrive in an environment where clear  behaviour policies, which are understood by the children, parents and staff, are fairly and consistently applied. Kindness to each other and respect for people and property is expected and explicitly taught. Pupils are given personalised feedback on their behaviour and are supported to learn to be pro-social. We follow a ‘Therapeutic Thinking’ approach, as promoted by West Berkshire Local Authority.

We have recognised the importance of mental health and emotional well-being as well as physical health to our pupils and staff. We will be ensuring that staff have the support and training to recognise and support those pupils who are struggling with their mental health and support from specialists is sought when needed.

JIGSAW Scheme 

At Spurcroft we teach PSHE as a whole-school approach to underpin children’s development as people and because we believe that this also supports their learning capacity.

  We follow the Jigsaw Programme when teaching PSHE and RSE as it offers us a comprehensive, carefully thought-through Scheme of Work which brings consistency and progression to our children’s learning in this vital curriculum area.


Whole School Approach 

Jigsaw covers all areas of PSHE for the primary phase including statutory Relationships and Health Education. The table below gives the learning theme of each of the six Puzzles (units) and these are taught across the school; the learning deepens and broadens every year.



Puzzle (Unit)


Autumn 1:

Being Me in My World

Includes understanding my own identity and how I fit well in the class, school and global community. Jigsaw Charter established.

Autumn 2:

Celebrating Difference

Includes anti-bullying (cyber and homophobic bullying included) and understanding

Spring 1:

Dreams and Goals

Includes goal-setting, aspirations, who do I want to become and what would I like to do for work and to contribute to society

Spring 2:

Healthy Me

Includes drugs and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices, sleep, nutrition, rest and exercise

Summer 1:


Includes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills, bereavement and loss

Summer 2:

Changing Me

Includes Relationships and Sex Education in the context of coping positively with change


Relationships and Sex Education Policy