October 2022 - We are delighted to be awarded Jigsaw Flagship Status at Kirkby CE for the commitment we show to our pupil's PSHE.
We are one of the few schools in the UK to recieve this status.
We have been successfully using the Jigsaw scheme of work since 2021. Miss O'Nions (PSHE lead) began the application process in the autumn term of 2022 and we were overjoyed to hear that our application had been a success!
Flagship status is not an 'award' but an ethos, status and recognition for all the hard work all the staff at Kirkby CE do for the well-being of our wonderful children.
The following information and more can be found in the introductory document below.
Information for Parents and Carers
“Pupils appreciate the many enrichment activities available to them, including a range of trips and visits to local places of interest. Children in the early years enjoy many experiences and visitors to school that help to bring learning to life. Pupils are keen to learn about different cultures and faiths. They understand that differences between people should be respected and celebrated. Leaders ensure that pupils learn about the characteristics of healthy friendships." - OFSTED, March 2023
How do we promote PSHE and well-being at Kirkby C of E? Take a look on the hashtag #KCEPSHE to see what we have been up to! There is also an on-going floorbook displayed in the entrance hall.
PSHE Education (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to successfully manage their lives – now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHE Education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.
What do schools have to teach in PSHE Education?
According to the National Curriculum, every school needs to have a broad and balanced curriculum that:
• promotes the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school;
• prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life;
• promotes British values.
From September 2020, primary schools in England also need to teach Relationships and Health Education as compulsory subjects and the Department for Education strongly recommends this should also include age-appropriate Sex Education.
Schools also have statutory responsibilities to safeguard their pupils (Keeping Children Safe in Education, DfE, 2019) and to uphold the Equality Act (2010).
Jigsaw is a whole-school approach and embodies a positive philosophy and creative teaching and learning activities to nurture children’s development as compassionate and well-rounded human beings as well as building their capacity to learn.
Jigsaw is a comprehensive and completely original PSHE Education programme (lesson plans and teaching resources) for the whole primary school from ages 3-11 (12 in Scotland). Written by teachers and grounded in sound psychology, it also includes all the statutory requirements for Relationships and Health Education, and Sex Education is also included in the Changing Me Puzzle (unit).
Jigsaw has two main aims for all children:
• To build their capacity for learning
• To equip them for life
Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, compulsory Relationships and Health Education, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. It is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time at their own level. There are six Puzzles (half-term units of work) and each year group is taught one lesson per week. All lessons are delivered in an age- and stage-appropriate way so that they meet children’s needs.
Each Puzzle starts with an introductory assembly, generating a whole school focus for adults and children alike. There is also a Weekly Celebration that highlights a theme from that week’s lesson across the school encouraging children to live that learning in their behaviour and attitudes.