Naphill and Walters Ash School




At Naphill and Walters Ash School, we recognise every child as individual and unique. PSHE is at the heart of everything we do to support the children in becoming learners that embody our 5R values. Our intention is children leave our school with the knowledge, understanding and emotional intelligence to play an active, positive and successful role in today’s diverse society. The children will learn how to use these skills to be a responsible member of their community now and in the future. Our children will have high aspirations, a strong belief in themselves and realise that anything is possible if they put their mind to it. In an ever–changing world, it is important that they are aware, to an appropriate level, of different factors which will affect their world and that they learn how to deal with these. The children will develop strong resilience which will contribute towards good mental health and well-being.  Our PSHE curriculum develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills which will enable children to access the wider curriculum and prepare them to be a global citizen now and in their future roles within their local community and beyond. It promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils, preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences for now and later life. Our Relationships and Sex Education enables our children to learn how to be safe, and to understand and develop healthy relationships, both now and in their future lives. We intend to ensure the children understand that the wide range of factors that can impact their life offline can also be significant online and equip them with the skills to deal with these.



PSHE is taught through a clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum (guidance from 2020). We ensure we cover the Health and Well-Being, Relationships and Living in the Wider World Learning Opportunities set out in the PSHE Association’s Programme of Study.


Pupils from Reception to Year 6 are taught PSHE using ‘Jigsaw’ which is a spiral, progressive scheme of work, covering all of the above and aims to prepare children for life, helping them to know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world. There is a strong emphasis on emotional intelligence, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. This completes our 5R values, allowing them to be constantly and consistently discussed throughout school life. Through the use of a calming script the children are able to ground themselves and answer the questions ‘Am I calm?’ and ‘Am I ready for learning?’ This skill is then implemented throughout the school day, in the children’s learning and helps them to focus, concentrate and further develop their emotional awareness.

At Naphill and Walters Ash School, in addition to Relationships Education, we also teach aspects of Sex Education that is covered in our Science Curriculum. Alongside this we teach about different kinds of relationships, including same sex relationships, and gender identity because it is important that our children should have an understanding of the full diversity of the world they live in and be prepared for life in modern Britain. The Sex Education aspects of PSHE are also taught through the Jigsaw scheme.

Jigsaw’s termly themes are same for each year group meaning they study the same unit (puzzle) at the same time (at their appropriate level). The children will develop their knowledge and skills in the following areas:

Autumn 1: Being Me in My World – the children will learn about their place in their community and wider world
Autumn 2: Differences (including anti-bullying) – the children will discuss and celebrate similarities and differences in a range of different ways

Spring 1: Dreams and Goals – the children will think about setting goals and their aspirations

Spring 2: Healthy Me – the children will learn about being and keeping physically and mentally healthy

Summer 1: Relationships – the children will learn about friendships and family relationships, including aspects of online relationships

Summer 2: Changing Me (including Sex Education) – the children will think about how they change and develop over time

It also identifies links to British Values, and SMSC and is taught in such a way as to reflect the overall aims, values, and ethos of the school.

Within the wider curriculum

  • PSHE, including SMSC and BV, is an integral part of the whole school curriculum, and is therefore often taught embedded/within other subject areas.
  • Visitors to school and trips outside of school complement our PSHE curriculum to offer additional learning.
  • We encourage our pupils to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. We challenge all of our pupils to look for opportunities to show our values of respect, resilience, responsibility, resourcefulness, reasoning and reflectiveness in all their learning and activities.
  • Assemblies are often directly linked to PSHE, British Values and SMSC and cover any additional themes that would benefit the whole school. There are explicit assemblies to kick-start each Jigsaw puzzle piece topic and these are delivered to each Key Stage or as a whole school.
  • PSHE, BV and SMSC often play a vital role in our restorative approach to whole school and classroom classroom behaviour expectations.
  • Where appropriate, e-safety elements will be embedded within/alongside the Jigsaw scheme as well as being taught in stand-alone sessions in Key Stage 2.



By the time our children leave our school they will:

  • be able to approach a range of real life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life, including online.
  • be on their way to becoming healthy, open minded, respectful, socially and morally responsible, active members of society
  • appreciate and celebrate difference and diversity and what it means to be part of a multicultural society
  • recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty
  • be able to identify, understand and manage their emotions
  • be able to look after their mental health and well-being as well as recognise when others may need support
  • be able to develop and sustain positive, healthy relationships with their peers both now and in the future, including online
  • understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age appropriate level
  • have respect and compassion for themselves and others
  • have strong self-awareness, positive self-esteem and a reflective attitude
  • continue to understand the importance our school values in their life beyond school

Impact will be measured by:

  • Regular knowledge-check activities and teacher assessment during lessons
  • Self-assessment at the end of each session culminating in the children being able to state how they feel a puzzle unit has been
  • In school attainment tracking (distance marking or assessment sheets)
  • Subject Leader monitoring – lesson observations, scrutiny of books/evidence, assessment data analysis, pupil interviews and questionnaires, staff interviews and questionnaires
  • Governor monitoring, including Subject Leaders keeping governors up-to-date on the scheme and provide any relevant information