It is the intention of Priors Wood Primary School to teach high-quality, age-appropriate, pupil-sensitive, evidence-based Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) that sits within and alongside our robust and comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) offer. It is essential that we teach about and demonstrate a respect for the law and all the communities that are part of Priors Wood.

It is expected that both RSHE and PSHE at Priors Wood will help pupils to learn about themselves and the world they live in, giving them the skills, understanding and information they need for life. This will help them stay safe and to flourish, not just in childhood, but into adulthood and for the rest of their lives. This is why both RSHE and PSHE are such important parts of the curriculum.

Priors Wood PSHE & RSHE Curriculum Map

3 11 pshe progression map priors wood primary.pdf

At Priors Wood, we use the Jigsaw scheme of work as part of our PSHE curriculum. As part of our offer, we also ensure that the teaching materials are age and stage appropriate and not taught in full should we not deem them suitable to our pupils.

Jigsaw PSHE is a comprehensive and completely original Scheme of Work for the whole Primary School from Reception through to Year 6. It brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning.

SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) development opportunities are mapped throughout. All of these pieces of learning are brought together to form a cohesive picture, helping children to know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in the world.

British Values

Jigsaw contributes (as a good PSHE programme should) to the British Values agenda significantly, both through the direct teaching of information and through the experiential learning children will enjoy. We are proud of the way we promote emotional wellbeing for our pupils.

Relationships, Health and Sex Education (RSHE) at Priors Wood

RSHE is now a statutory part of the curriculum in all schools. 

pws rshe and pshe policy 2023.pdf

This policy was reviewed in June 2023 and was sent to all parents and carers for comment and consultation prior to it being ratified by governors. If any parent or carer has any questions in relation to PSHE or RSHE at Priors Wood, please contact the school office who will organise a meeting with Mr Frecknall, our PSHE/RSHE Lead. 

A guide for parents from the government can be found here.