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Curriculum KEYS: Values, Horizons, Equity, World, Love

Values Horizons Equity World Love






PSHE is central to our school’s ethos. As a school, we encourage children to think about personal and social values. To become aware of the life and concerns of others in their local community. Using the Jigsaw PSHE curriculum, we equip our children with the skills to be active and effective Bartonians. Our PSHE curriculum also contributes to the children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and their emotional well-being. Out PSHE curriculum also emphasises skill developments so that our young people can think critically when facing challenges and choices.

At EBPS, we implement the Jigsaw PSHE programme across the whole school; this is supplemented with additional sessions to ensure we are reactive to the needs within our local community. The Jigsaw PSHE programme is progressive across the whole school; building on prior learning and subject knowledge.

The topics covered from EYFS to Y6 are as follows:

Being me in my world.

Celebrating differences.

Dreams and goals.

Healthy me.


Changing me.

The impact of PSHE can be seen through the raised profile of the subject across the school. Each term begins with a launch assembly so that all children know which topic they will be learning about that term. Engagement in PSHE learning can be measured through collection of pupil voice and how children demonstrate these skills to deal with conflict in real life situations e.g. on the playground.


Subject leader

Subject implementation / curriculum design 

How taught 

How assessed (what’s the impact?) 

PSHE and wellbeing

Chloe Sturman & Carrie Rees

Jigsaw PSHE scheme implemented across the school from EYFS to Y6. Additional sessions are taught throughout the year based on need in our local community e.g. Y6 access a session on gang culture due to County Lines issues within Northamptonshire, additional sessions on hand and oral hygiene for EY and KS1. RSE is covered by the Jigsaw curriculum and is taught by class teachers. Children identified as vulnerable (for a variety of reasons) may be taught these lessons in smaller groups by a familiar school adult to ensure they access key information.

Jigsaw PSHE is taught as a discrete session once a week for on average 45 minutes. Additional learning opportunities present throughout the year on a needs basis, as identified locally or nationally.

E.g. hand hygiene, knife crime, drugs  / solvents, bereavement

Progression of skills and understanding monitored through pupil voice and observations of how children manage difficult situations and apply their school values.

PSHE including SRE