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How do we teach PSHE & RSE at Brandling Primary School?

 At Brandling Primary we use the Jigsaw scheme of work to support teaching and learning in PSHE and RSE. We follow this programme from EYFS through to Year 6. Lessons are taught weekly and are adapted to suit the needs for children at Brandling including pupils with additional needs. 

 What is PSHE?

 PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of children, preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. It also promotes core British values within its teaching. 

 What is RSE?

 RSE stands for Relationships & Sex Education. Relationships Education was made compulsory by the government to be taught throughout primary school, however, in line with government advice, we also teach Sex Education to Year 6 children (which can be opted out by parents/carers). Relationship Education includes friendships, families, respectful relationships and being safe online. Sex Education focuses on physical and emotional changes that take place during puberty. 

 What is Jigsaw?

 Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning. Jigsaw is designed on a whole school approach with all year groups working on the same puzzle (theme) at the same time. Each theme starts with an introductory session. 


Our intention was to conduct a consultation in person and share key information as part of a meeting, which in light of the Covid 19 pandemic has had to be cancelled. Your input and views are greatly valued and in order to provide your feedback to this consultation, we would like to ask you to complete the RSE Parent Consultation Survey which is available here;

Our RSE Parent Consultation will be concluding on the 5th of November.

Your curriculum queries, opinions, and any contributions will enable us to further develop and shape our bespoke curriculum offer but will also enable us to continue to work in partnership to meet the needs of all children.

We look forward to receiving your feedback and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support.


Mrs L. Reid

PSHE Subject Lead 

PSHE and RSE policy

Jigsaw - PSHE A Parental Guide

Jigsaw - LGBTQ Parent Leaflet

RSE - A Guide for Parents

Roadmap to Statutory RSE