Personal, Social & health Education

At Lady Katherine Leveson, 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.  The Jigsaw Programme offers us a comprehensive, carefully thought-through Scheme of Work which brings consistency and progression to our children’s learning in this vital curriculum area.  This also supports “Personal Development” and “Behaviours and Attitudes”, as well as significantly contributing to the school’s Safeguarding and Equality Duties, the Government’s British Values agenda and the SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural) development opportunities provided for our children.

Here, at Lady Katherine, we value PSHE as one way to support children’s development as human beings, to enable them to understand and respect who they are, to empower them with a voice and to equip them for life and learning.

We include the statutory Relationships and Health Education within our whole-school PSHE Programme.

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.

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 regular Celebration that highlights a theme from lessons across the school, encouraging children to live that learning in their behaviour and attitudes.


Being Me In My World covers a wide range of topics, including a sense of belonging, welcoming others and being part of a school community, a wider community, and a global community; it also looks at children’s rights and responsibilities, working and socialising with others, and pupil voice.

Celebrating Difference focuses on similarities and differences and teaches about diversity, such as disability, racism, power, friendships, and conflict; children learn to accept everyone’s right to ‘difference’, and most year groups explore the concept of ‘normality’. Anti-bullying, including cyber and homophobic bullying, is an important aspect of this Puzzle.

Dreams and Goals aims to help children think about their hopes and dreams, their goals for success, what their personal strengths are, and how to overcome challenges, using team-work skills and tasks. There is also a focus on enterprise and fundraising. Children learn about experiencing and managing feelings of pride, ambition, disappointment, success; and they get to share their aspirations, the dreams and goals of others in different cultures/countries, and their dreams for their community and the world

Healthy Me covers two main areas of health: Emotional/mental health (relaxation, being safe, friendships, mental health skills, body image, relationships with food, managing stress) and Physical health (eating a balanced diet, physical activity, rest and relaxation, keeping clean, drugs and alcohol, being safe, first aid). Most of the statutory content for Health Education (DfE) is contained within this Puzzle.

Relationships starts with building a respectful relationship with self and covers topics including families, friendships, pets and animals, and love and loss. A vital part of this Puzzle is about safeguarding and keeping children safe; this links to online safety and social networking. Children learn how to deal with conflict, build assertiveness skills, and identify their own strengths and strategies for building self-esteem and resilience. They explore roles and responsibilities in families and friendship groups, and consider stereotypes.  

Changing Me deals with change of many types, from growing from young to old, becoming a teenager, assertiveness, puberty, self-respect and safeguarding. Each year group thinks about looking ahead, moving year groups or the transition to secondary school and how to cope positively with such changes. Life cycles and human reproduction are taught in some year.


Being Me In My World

Celebrating Difference

Dreams and Goals

Healthy Me


Changing Me



Understanding feelings

Being in a classroom

Being gentle

Rights and responsibilities

Identifying talents

Being special


Where we live

Making friends

Standing up for yourself




Overcoming obstacles

Seeking help


Achieving goals

Exercising bodies

Physical activity

Healthy food


Keeping clean


Family life


Breaking friendships

Falling out

Dealing with bullying

Being a good friend


Respecting my body

Growing up

Growth and change

Fun and fears



Feeling special and safe

Being part of a class

Rights and responsibilities

Rewards and feeling proud


Owning the Learning Charter

Similarities and differences

Understanding bullying and knowing how to deal with it

Making new friends

Celebrating the differences in everyone

Setting goals

Identifying successes and


Learning styles

Working well and celebrating achievement with a partner

Tackling new challenges

Identifying and overcoming obstacles

Feelings of success

Keeping myself healthy

Healthier lifestyle choices

Keeping clean

Being safe

Medicine safety/safety with household items

Road safety

Linking health and happiness

Belonging to a family

Making friends/being a good friend

Physical contact preferences

People who help us

Qualities as a friend and person


Being a good friend to myself

Celebrating special relationships

Life cycles – animal and human

Changes in me

Changes since being a baby

Differences between female and male bodies (correct terminology)

Linking growing and learning

Coping with change



Hopes and fears for the year

Rights and responsibilities

Rewards and consequences

Safe and fair learning


Valuing contributions


Recognising feelings

Assumptions and

stereotypes about gender

Understanding bullying

Standing up for self and


Making new friends

Gender diversity

Celebrating difference and remaining friends

Achieving realistic goals


Learning strengths

Learning with others

Group co-operation

Contributing to and sharing success


Healthier choices


Healthy eating and nutrition

Healthier snacks and sharing food

Different types of family

Physical contact boundaries

Friendship and conflict


Trust and appreciation

Expressing appreciation for special relationships

Life cycles in nature

Growing from young to old

Increasing independence

Differences in female and male

bodies (correct terminology)


Preparing for transition


Setting personal goals

Self-identity and worth

Positivity in challenges

Rules, rights and


Rewards and consequences

Responsible choices

Seeing things from others’ perspectives

Families and their


Family conflict and how to manage it (child-centred)

Witnessing bullying and how to solve it

Recognising how words can be hurtful

Giving and receiving


Difficult challenges and achieving success

Dreams and ambitions

New challenges

Motivation and enthusiasm

Recognising and trying to

overcome obstacles

Evaluating learning processes

Managing feelings

Simple budgeting


Fitness challenges

Food labelling and healthy swaps

Attitudes towards drugs

Keeping safe and why it’s

important online and off line scenarios

Respect for myself and others

Healthy and safe choices

Family roles and responsibilities

Friendship and negotiation

Keeping safe online and who to go to for help

Being a global citizen

Being aware of how my choices affect others

Awareness of others with different lives

Expressing appreciation for family and friends

How babies grow

Understanding a baby’s needs

Outside body changes

Inside body changes

Family stereotypes

Challenging my ideas

Preparing for transition


Being part of a class team

Being a school citizen

Rights, responsibilities &

democracy (school council)

Rewards and consequences

Group decision-making

Having a voice

What motivates behaviour

Challenging assumptions

Judging by appearance

Accepting self and others

Understanding influences

Understanding bullying


Identifying how special and unique everyone is

First impressions

Hopes and dreams

Overcoming disappointment

Creating new, realistic dreams

Achieving goals

Working in a group

Celebrating contributions


Positive attitudes

Healthier friendships

Group dynamics




Peer pressure

Celebrating inner strength


Love and loss

Memories of loved ones

Getting on and Falling out

Girlfriends and boyfriends

Showing appreciation to people and animals

Being unique

Having a baby

Girls and puberty

Confidence in change

Accepting change

Preparing for transition

Environmental change


Planning the forthcoming year

Being a citizen

Rights and responsibilities

Rewards and consequences

How behaviour affects groups

Democracy, having a voice, participating

Cultural differences and how

they can cause conflict


Rumours and name-calling

Types of bullying

Material wealth and


Enjoying and respecting

other cultures

Future dreams

The importance of money

Jobs and careers

Dream job and how to get there

Goals in different cultures

Supporting others (charity)


Smoking, including vaping


Alcohol and anti-social behaviour

Emergency aid

Body image

Relationships with food

Healthy choices

Motivation and behaviour

Self-recognition and self-worth

Building self-esteem

Safer online communities

Rights and responsibilities online

Online gaming and gambling

Reducing screen time

Dangers of online grooming

SMARRT internet safety

Self- and body image

Influence of online and media on

body image

Puberty for girls

Puberty for boys

Conception (including IVF)

Growing responsibility

Coping with change

Preparing for transition


Identifying goals for the year

Global citizenship

Children’s universal rights

Feeling welcome and valued

Choices, consequences &


Group dynamics

Democracy, having a voice

Anti-social behaviour


Perceptions of normality

Understanding disability

Power struggles

Understanding bullying


Differences as conflict,

difference as celebration


Personal learning goals, in and out of school

Success criteria

Emotions in success

Making a difference in the world


Recognising achievements


Taking personal responsibility

How substances affect the body

Exploitation, including ‘county

lines’ and gang culture

Emotional and mental health

Managing stress

Mental health

Identifying mental health worries and

sources of support

Love and loss

Managing feelings

Power and control


Technology safety

Take responsibility with technology use


Body image

Puberty and feelings

Conception to birth

Reflections about change

Physical attraction

Respect and consent