At Cossington, we teach PSHE using the JIGSAW scheme of work. This is broken down into 6 units that are covered each half term and are specific to year groups. Each unit starts with a Key Stage collective worship to introduce the theme, which are then delivered once a week within their year groups. These units are called: Being Me, Celebrating Difference, Dreams and Goals, Healthy Me, Relationships and Changing Me.

Jigsaw is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time. This enables each Puzzle to start with an introductory assembly, generating a whole school focus for adults and children alike.

The Jigsaw PSHE scheme of work supports teachers to focus on tailoring the lessons to their children’s needs and to enjoy building the relationship with their class and getting to know them better as unique human beings. Teaching strategies will be varied and are mindful of preferred learning styles and the need for differentiation.

Each year group will be introduced to their own Jigsaw Puzzle that is used within each PSHE lesson and supports children to follow the class charter. The Learning Environment in Jigsaw aims to meet children’s needs in this ever-changing world and does not skirt around the most sensitive issues like bereavement and family change. Therefore it supports the school to establish a safe, open and positive learning environment based on trusting relationships between all members of the class, adults and children.

To enable this, it is important that ‘ground rules’ are agreed and owned at the beginning of the year and are reinforced in every Piece - by using The Jigsaw Charter.

• We take turns to speak

• We use kind and positive words

• We listen to each other

• We have the right to pass

• We only use names when giving compliments or when being positive

• We respect each other’s privacy (confidentiality)

Opposite are some policies linked to the JIGSAW scheme of work including our Well Being Policy and RSE Policy.