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Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education.

At Bishop Bridgeman we follow a high-quality scheme of work provided by 'Jigsaw'. Jigsaw is a comprehensive programme for primary PSHE including statutory Relationships and Health Education, in a spiral, progressive and fully planned scheme of work, giving children relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others.

With strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health, our PSHE curriculum is delivered in an engaging and relevant way as a whole-school approach. Jigsaw lessons also include mindfulness allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus.

There are six Puzzles in Jigsaw that are designed to progress in sequence from the start of each academic year: 

Term 1: Being Me in My World
Term 2: Celebrating Difference 

Term 3: Dreams and Goals
Term 4: Healthy Me
Term 5: Relationships
Term 6: Changing Me  

Each Puzzle has six Pieces which work towards an ‘end product’. Each Piece has two Learning Intentions: one is based on specific PSHE learning (purple) and one is based on emotional literacy and social skills development (green). 


At Bishop Bridgeman, the PSHE curriculum covers all the requirements of the government guidance and outcomes. The Relationships and Healthy Me Puzzles cover most of the aspects in the guidance but these are enhanced, revisited and foundations built throughout the Jigsaw Programme. Our philosophy starts by building positive self-image, a sense of identity and a healthy relationship with self, and from that starting point helps children grow healthy relationships with others. 

Health Education embraces not only physical health but has a strong focus on mental health and emotional literacy throughout, and empowers children to be aware of their own thoughts and feelings and know how to manage and regulate these. 

For further information about our PSHE curriculum, please speak to Mrs Z. Ogden (PSHE/RSE Curriculum Leader).

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