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PSHE at St Martin's


The aims of our PSHE curriculum are to help and support young people through their physical, emotional and moral development. We will help them learn about making positive choices in relation to friendships and relationships, healthy living, setting positive and achievable goals, personal and community safety, and British Citizenship. They will develop an understanding of their bodies and how and why they will grow and change. We will give them the tools which they need to develop healthy mental fitness, resilience, positive assertiveness and prepare them to deal with challenges, changes and loss. We also aim to help them develop lifelong skills in understanding and maintaining their mental health and wellness. Real life examples and first hand experiences through scenarios, role-play and our key offers will help our pupils make sense of their world in a practical and supported way. PSHE, Health, and Wellbeing are of key importance to our school ethos and underpin all areas of the curriculum and school lives.



Jigsaw PSHE is structured to provide knowledge and skills development to support the children’s lives within and beyond school. Each Year group follows the same 6 topics throughout the year, one per term. These are:

  • Being Me in My World
  • Celebrating Difference (Including Anti- Bullying week)
  • Dreams and Goals
  • Healthy Living (including Drugs Awareness where appropriate)
  • Relationships - Part of RSE
  • Changing Me – Part of RSE
  • The cyclic program sets out a progressive and sequenced programme that is evidenced by the learning intentions written into all the Jigsaw PSHE materials.


Jigsaw’s wide range of child-centred activities ensures that the learning is enjoyable for pupils and staff. Clear plans, resources and objectives for year groups, blocks and lessons support the teacher knowledge of what children should attain. PSHE lessons are delivered weekly in classes as they form a key part of developing children’s mental health and well-being.


>>Click on this link for the Anti-Bullying Alliance website