Warley Town School

Warley Town School


PSHE (Personal, Social, Health, Education)

Intent: What do we hope to achieve?

In EYFS, Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) is crucial for children to lead healthy and happy lives, and is fundamental to their cognitive development. Underpinning their personal development are the important attachments that shape their social world. Strong, warm and supportive relationships with adults enable children to learn how to understand their own feelings and those of others. Children should be supported to manage emotions, develop a positive sense of self, set themselves simple goals, have confidence in their own abilities, to persist and wait for what they want and direct attention as necessary. Through adult modelling and guidance, they will learn how to look after their bodies, including healthy eating, and manage personal needs independently.
Through supported interaction with other children, they learn how to make good friendships, co-operate and resolve conflicts peaceably. These attributes will provide a secure platform from which children can achieve at school and in later life.


In KS1 & KS2 Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is an important part of PSHE education. Relationships education is compulsory for all primary school pupils.

Through PSHE, we aim to ensure 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. 


Implementation: How we will deliver PSHE?

We follow a  whole school scheme of work called Jigsaw. With strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. Jigsaw lessons also include mindfulness allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus. We include the statutory Relationships and Health Education within our whole-school PSHE Programme.

We have concluded that sex education refers to human reproduction, and therefore inform parents of their right to request their child be withdrawn from the PSHE lessons that explicitly teach this in the Jigsaw Changing Me Puzzle (unit): 

  • Year 4, Lesson 2 (Having a baby)                        
  • Year 5, Lesson 4 (Conception)                              
  • Year 6, Lesson 4 (Conception, birth)                       

These lessons will take place in the Summer term. Before the Changing Me Puzzle (unit). Parents will be reminded before the unit begins of their right to withdraw their child from these lessons.  Parents are asked to make this request in writing. 

PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) Policy (including Relationships & Sex Education)

Sex education lesson objectives & vocabulary overview

RSE - Withdrawal form

Jigsaw - Guide for Parents & Carers

Jigsaw - LGBT Parent leaflet


Skills and Knowledge Progression:

Being Me in my World

Celebrating Difference

Dreams and Goals

Healthy Me


Changing Me


Impact: How effective is our PSHE curriculum? 

The impact of our PSHE curriculum will be measured and monitored by senior leaders and subject coordinators who consider and evaluate:

  • Pupil outcomes
  • Pupil voice
  • Internal monitoring
  • External monitoring  

Ofsted 2023:

"The curriculum for personal, social and health education also covers relationships and sex education. Pupils have an age appropriate understanding of different types of relationships. Fundamental British values, such as democracy and tolerance, are
incorporated into the curriculum, planned events and assemblies. Pupils demonstrate a mature understanding of these values. They show respect for, and are curious about, different cultures and religions."