Meppershall PSHE Three I Statement

 'Love your neighbour as yourself'
Mark 12:31

At Meppershall CE Academy, we teach Personal, Social, Health Education as a whole-school approach to underpin children’s development as people and because we believe that this also supports their learning capacity. We value PSHE as one way to support children’s development, to enable them to understand and respect who they are, to empower them with a voice and to equip them for life and learning. Our PSHE curriculum intends to develop the whole child through carefully planned and resourced lessons that develop the knowledge, skills and attributes children need to protect and enhance their wellbeing.

Through these lessons, children will learn how to stay safe and healthy, build and maintain successful relationships and become active citizens, responsibly participating in society around them. These units aim to cover a wide range of the social and emotional aspects of learning, enabling children to develop their identity and self-esteem as active, confident members of their community.


Our curriculum follows the Jigsaw Programme which is aligned to the PSHE Association Programmes of Study for PSHE. Jigsaw is a comprehensive, carefully thought-through Scheme of Work which brings consistency and progression to our children’s learning in this vital curriculum area.

Jigsaw covers all areas of PSHE for the primary phase including statutory Relationships and

Health Education. The table below gives the learning theme of each of the six Puzzles (units) and these are taught across the school; the learning deepens and broadens every year.



Puzzle (Unit)




Being Me in My


Includes understanding my own identity and how I fit well in the class, school and global community. Jigsaw Charter





Includes anti-bullying and understanding

Spring 1:

Dreams and


Includes goal-setting, aspirations, who do I want to become and what would I like to do for work and to contribute to society

Spring 2:

Healthy Me

Includes drugs and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices, sleep, nutrition, rest and exercise




Includes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills, bereavement and loss



Changing Me

Includes Relationships and Sex Education in the context of coping positively with change

We allocate 1 hour to PSHE each week in order to teach the PSHE knowledge and skills in a developmental and age-appropriate way. Lessons are taught in a safe and non-judgmental environment, where adults and pupils are confident that they will be respected. These lessons are also enhanced through: Collective worship, class assembly, our praise and reward system, through relationships between children and adults across the school. We aim to ‘live’ what is learnt and apply it to everyday situations in the school community.
Assessment for learning opportunities are built into each lesson which enable self-evaluation and reflective learning and allow teachers to evaluate and assess progress. Each lesson ends up with an opportunity to consolidate and reflect upon learning.

Successful PSHE education can have a positive impact on the whole child, including their academic development and progress, by mitigating any social and emotional barriers to learning and building confidence and self-esteem.  Pupils will develop vocabulary and confidence in order to clearly articulate their thoughts and feelings and will be able to seek the support of others when they need it. They will apply their understanding to their everyday interactions within the classroom and into the wider community and in doing so be able to contribute to the well-being of those around them.


We use JIGSAW programme to deliver our PSHE curriculum.
Curriculum Overview
To read an Information Leaflet about Jigsaw for parents and carers click below