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Subject Leader: Mrs Hetty Wooding

Link Governor: Ms Olwyn Donnelly


At St Mary’s PSHE empowers our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. It encourages positive mental health and wellbeing which will build resilience and self-belief. We provide all of our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community thus preparing them for their future.  


At St Mary’s we follow the Jigsaw programme as published by Jigsaw Learning.  The programme adopts a spiral curriculum approach so that as a child goes through the programme year-after-year, the learning will develop and grow, with each stage building on the last. The programme is structured into half-termly units of works called puzzle pieces, the units we teach at St Mary’s are; ‘Being Me in My World’, ‘Dreams and Goals’ and ‘Celebrating Differences’. The fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs are taught through Jigsaw and school events such as House Captain elections. 

Useful Documents

The following file will give you an overview of the PSHE curriculum at St Mary's and our expectations of pupils in this subject area:


By the time our children leave our school we intend for them to be able to:   

  • begin to apply the skills they have learnt to a range of real-life situations  
  • be on their way to becoming healthy, respectful, responsible members of their community  

  • appreciate difference and diversity  

  • recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty  

  • understand and begin to regulate their emotions  

  • have strategies to support their mental health and well-being 

  • be able to develop positive, healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future  

  •  have respect for themselves and others 

  •  have a positive self esteem

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