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Curriculum Intent

Why are we teaching this?

Personal, Social, Health, Economic education (P.S.H.E) makes a vital contribution to a child’s education. It gives the children opportunities to explore themselves but also helps them to develop an understanding of the world around them. We aim to promote children’s knowledge, self-esteem, emotional well-being and resilience and we help them to form and maintain worthwhile and positive relationships. Children are taught to have respect for themselves and for others, within our local, national and global community.

We aim to develop key character skills, including decision making, informed risk taking, good communication, and self-regulation strategies. We encourage the exploration of, and respect for, values held by different cultures and groups within our local community, and promote the development of positive attitudes. We encourage honesty and respect in all relationships, and nurture sensitivity to the needs and feelings of others.

We aim to enable children to develop a deepening knowledge of their health and wellbeing, including their mental and physical health. We aim to equip children and young people with information, skills and values to understand and to be able to cope with the physical and emotional changes that happen during puberty. The information provided will be relevant and appropriate to the age and maturity of pupils.

At Eaglesfield Paddle C of E Primary Academy we aim to prepare pupils adequately for adult life: its decisions, responsibilities, experiences and opportunities, and to allow pupils to develop fully as emotionally mature human beings.


Curriculum Implementation

How is it being taught in the classroom?

P.S.H.E is taught from Nursery- Year 6. Some PSHE topics are taught within other subjects, especially Computing, Maths and Science, for example the teaching of e-safety within Computing lessons.

At Eaglesfield Paddle C of E Primary we use Jigsaw P.S.H.E which is a comprehensive programme for primary P.S.H.E.  Jigsaw P.S.H.E includes the statutory Relationships and Health Education and it is planned scheme of work designed in a progressive spiral which gives children relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others.

Jigsaw P.S.H.E consists of six half-term units of work, each containing six lessons covering each academic year.

Autumn A- Being Me in My World

Autumn B- Celebrating Difference (including anti-bullying)

Spring A- Dream and Goals

Spring B- Healthy Me

Summer A-Relationships

Summer B- Changing Me (including Sex Education)




What is the effect?

PSHE forms the preparation for adult life, enabling a child to understand and face the challenges, complexities and questions that arise in a diverse world. Impact can be measured in a variety of ways. At Eaglesfield Paddle C of E Primary Academy we recognise and celebrate the importance of the child’s voice, and their individual experience of PSHE education. Pupil voice, and lessons captured via floor books, will form the heart of how we measure the impact of our teaching.


The skills that children at Eaglesfield Paddle Primary Academy will develop, will include, but are not limited to:

An understanding of their inherent, indivisible, inalienable unconditional and universal rights, and how these rights can and should be protected

An understanding of our diverse and complex world, and an empathy and respect for the rights of all individuals

Positive and constructive communication, with highly developed oracy skills

Resilience and self-regulation, and a keen understanding of their own health and wellbeing, especially supporting their mental and emotional development

Risk management and balanced decision making, within the context of a changing and challenging world

These skills are transferable to all other areas of the curriculum, and will help children to understand these areas in new ways.