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Leiston Primary School


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 have followed 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 that has  arisen in their own class.  This may be particularly relevant for our younger children as they adapt to working with others, learning how to get 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.



Parent Consultation

From September 2020, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), along with Health Education, is statutory, and forms part of the National Curriculum.

We have reviewed our RSE curriculum and policy so we can be sure our RSE provision is appropriate for our pupils based on their:

  • Age
  • Physical and emotional maturity
  • Religious and cultural backgrounds
  • Special educational needs and disabilities


As part of this process a parent consultation was held for parents February 2021.