At Norton CEVC Primary school, Personal Social Health Education (PSHE) enables children to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to be able to manage many of the critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face as they grow up. They will be aware of their own unique qualities, recognising their positive attributes as well as the difficulties they face; they will also appreciate their place as part of a wider society. We aim to ensure that attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, teamworking, self-care and reflective thinking are well-developed, both in the context of learning and in their lives outside the classroom.
All classes have 1 hour of PSHE timetabled per week. The whole school follows the Jigsaw scheme, a mindful approach to PSHE. The scheme permeates into the daily life of the school through assemblies, celebration posters and use of techniques taught in PSHE sessions at different times during the week.
Jigsaw PSHE perfectly connects the pieces of Personal, Social and Health Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development into an easy to use lesson-a-week programme.
Jigsaw is a unique, spiritual, progressive and effective scheme of work, aiming to prepare children for life, helping them really know and value who they truly are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.
The scheme also fulfils statutory requirements for Relationships and Health Education
Relationship and Sex Education (RSE)
A representative from Jigsaw, the provider of our PSHE scheme, came to Norton and delivered a presentation on the new RSE curriculum. Many parents attended in order to gain an understanding of what their child would be taught during their primary education. Information leaflets were provided and can be found on this page.