At Carclaze Primary School, Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. We begin this journey from Foundation following the EYFS PSEd – Self-confidence and self-awareness, managing feelings and behaviour and making relationships. The curriculum aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. We have created a Values Based Education where we focus on a value each half term. We are in the early stages of adopting a “Trauma Informed School” approach to meet each child’s individual needs.  Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.



At Carclaze, we follow the Jigsaw scheme of PSHE teaching (please see the documents below for details about what is taught in each year group). This is a whole school approach from EYFS to Year 6 which aims to equip children with the skills and knowledge to lead happier and healthy lives. Jigsaw consists of six half-termly units of work ('puzzles'), each containing six lessons ('pieces'):

Puzzle 1 (Autumn 1) - Being Me in my World

Puzzle 2 (Autumn 2) - Celebrating Difference (including Anti-Bullying)

Puzzle 3 (Spring 1) - Dreams and Goals

Puzzle 4 (Spring 2) - Healthy Me

Puzzle 5 (Summer 1) - Relationships

Puzzle 6 (Summer 2) - Changing Me

PSHE is taught weekly and work is recorded in topic books where necessary/appropriate.

PSHE Curriculum - Impact

Impact of the curriculum in PSHE is monitored through:  

  • Learning Conversations – pupils are able to talk confidently about their learning in Physical Education to adults and to each other. 
  • Images and videos of the children’s practical learning.  
  • Lesson visits 
  • Additional Assessment opportunities: 
    • self-assessment 
    • peer assessment 
    • group assessment 
    • targeted questioning