PSHE & Citizenship



Jigsaw Fun Team Logo with PSHE Association Quality Mark and Yella TM



PSHE is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain. Evidence shows that well-delivered PSHE programmes have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.

From September 2018 we will be following the 'Jigsaw' PSHE programme as part of our wider offer to support and develop our pupils as they grow up in an ever evolving world. Not only does it focus on the key elements of personal awareness it also looks at supporting children's mental health, it also helps children to understand their role in the wider world. 
There are always occasions where teachers may feel it necessary to teach PSHE as a result of an issue arisen in their own class and features on a daily basis for our younger children as they adapt to working with others, getting on and how to successfully resolve any conflict which may arise. PSHE can, and is included in other curriculum areas and aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, team-working and critical thinking in the context of living and learning.

Each week begins with an Assembly for the whole school dedicate to the theme being covered in the programme, these include:

Being me in my world

  • Celebrating difference
  • Dreams and goals
  • Healthy me
  • Relationships
  • Changing me


Further information for parents can be found about our PSHE programme by clicking here.



Here at Leiston we also cover wider aspects of social development such as Enterprise Week where children get the opportunity to talk to local people about the world of work and business as well as running a Christmas Fair. Children also work within the community such as travelling to a local care home to talk and read to the residents. Opportunities such as these as well as monthly Pupil Parliament meetings for the all children give our pupils an understanding of the role they have to play in the modern world.