PSHE at Longvernal

At Longvernal every class, from Early Years, uses Jigsaw, which is a holistic approach to PSHE that helps children to connect all the pieces of Personal, Social and Health education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development. It provides pupils with a well structured, progressive, whole school approach, helping to develop empathetic pupils who understand and value how they fit into and contribute to our society. . 

Jigsaw offers a mindful approach to our Big Ideas: Being Me in My World, Celebrating Differences, Dreams and Goals, Healthy Me, Relationships and Changing Me. Our children are given opportunities to reflect, share, discuss and challenge ideas and opinions. Jigsaw actively focuses on developing the mental health and well -being of pupils and allows them opportunities to ponder life’s bigger questions.


Information for Parents: What is PSHE Education?

PSHE Education (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to successfully manage their lives – now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHE Education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

What do schools have to teach in PSHE Education?

According to the National Curriculum, every school needs to have a broad and balanced curriculum that:

  • promotes the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school;
  • prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life;
  • promotes British values.

Schools also have statutory responsibilities to safeguard their pupils (Keeping Children Safe in Education, DfE, 2019) and to uphold the Equality Act (2010).

At Longvernal, we have chosen the Jigsaw Programme to support all of these requirements and because it has the children’s wellbeing at its heart.