PSHE - Miss Butler and Mrs Cotterill




At Oldfield Park Junior School, we believe that PSHE education is a fundamental part of every child’s education in order for them to become confident happy citizens. We aim to promote personal development in a structured and developmentally appropriate way to give children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to improve their life chances. We enable children to develop their sense of self-worth by encouraging them to play a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. Our curriculum covers a wide range of topics relating to physical and mental health, wellbeing, safeguarding and healthy relationships. We feel that learning about the emotional and social aspects of growing up will give children and young people the information, skills and positive values to empower them to have safe and fulfilling relationships and to become independent, responsible members of society. Having introduced children to a wide range of concepts and having exposed them to a variety of experiences, we hope that they will have a strong understanding of the diverse world around them; be well equipped to take responsibility for their own wellbeing and to stay safe in our ever-changing society. 



We have adopted the Jigsaw scheme of work which aims to develop the “whole child” through a spiral curriculum. Teachers adapt this scheme to reflect the needs of their pupils. Half-termly units develop knowledge, skills and understanding in the areas of:

Being Me in My World

Celebrating Difference (including anti-bullying)

Dreams and Goals

Healthy Me


Changing Me

This scheme helps children understand and value how they fit into and contribute to the world. With a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health, Jigsaw equips us to deliver engaging and relevant PSHE education. Jigsaw lessons also include mindfulness allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus. This also builds resilience and nurtures mental and physical health.

As well as discrete lessons, PSHE is embedded throughout the curriculum and plays an important part of school assemblies.



By the time children leave us they will:

  • demonstrate kindness and respect towards themselves and others;
  • have the courage and ability to try new things, challenge themselves and persevere;
  • take responsibility for their actions;
  • have a good understanding of how to stay safe, healthy and how to develop good relationships; 
  • have an appreciation of what it means to be a positive member of society. 

Assessment within discrete PSHE lessons, will ensure that pupils are building on their skills and knowledge over time. Activities included within lessons give the children the opportunity to self-assess and to identify areas for self-improvement. 

In order to be confident in the impact of PSHE across the whole school community, the PSHE leads will monitor the subject through discussion with pupils, gathering evidence of written activities, monitoring displays and ongoing discussion with colleagues. 


Scheme of Work



From September 2020, all primary schools are required by the government to teach Relationships and Health Education as part of their Personal, Social, Health, and Economic (PSHE) curriculum.  You can find further government guidance relating to this in the link below.

Relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education - GOV.UK (

It has been created to help children have positive and safe relationships with anyone they might come into contact with including family, friends, and people online.

It will help children make good decisions about their health and wellbeing and enable them to know how and where to seek support if any health issues arise for themselves or others.

If you would like more information about statutory Relationships and Health Education, please click here to read the government guide “Understanding Relationships and Health Education in your child’s primary school: a guide for parents”.

You can read a draft copy of our Relationships Education, and Health Education Policy here.

PSHE Letter to Parents

This letter, to parents of children at Oldfield Park Junior School, explains the new statutory changes to the PSHE curriculum and how we are sharing these with you.  It can be found here.



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