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PSHE at Wilshere-Dacre




We believe that PSHE education is a fundamental part of every child’s education for them to become well-rounded individuals, who have the knowledge, understanding and emotions to be able to play an active, positive and successful role in today’s diverse society. Within our curriculum, we have a strong emphasis on children developing their emotional literacy, building their resilience and nurturing their mental and physical health. We provide the children with learning experiences to help them to navigate the world around them, as well as developing positive relationships with themselves and others too.


Our PSHE curriculum is underpinned by a mindful approach, which supports the children in identifying their thoughts and feelings. This enables them to regulate their emotions and encourage them to choose their behaviours. Our curriculum is intended to strengthen knowledge, skills and connections, whilst supporting the children with their understanding of how to keep safe. Our curriculum equips them with the tools they will need when facing challenges of adulthood, as well as encouraging the children to have high aspirations and follow our school ethos of

dreaming big and shining bright, to help them achieve their potential in later life. Our broad and balanced PSHE curriculum helps the children to find a sense of belonging within their community; it teaches them to celebrate differences, resolve conflict and understand the importance of building healthy relationships with others in their life.


In addition to this, our curriculum promotes fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different beliefs and faiths. Our curriculum also provides our children with the statutory Relationship Sexual Education, which teaches the children to understand and respect their bodies, know how to cope with changes, develop positive relationships, build their self-esteem and empower themselves to be safe.




As a school, we have adopted the Jigsaw scheme of work, which aims to develop the ‘whole child’ through a spiral, progressive curriculum. Its cohesive vision helps children understand and value how they fit into and contribute to the world. Each year group across the school completes the same puzzle at a time, with each individual lesson being tailored specifically to each year group.


Term 1: Being Me in My World

Term 2: Celebrating Difference (including anti-bullying)

Term 3: Dreams and Goals

Term 4: Healthy Me

Term 5: Relationships

Term 6: Changing Me


Each Jigsaw lesson is underpinned by the Jigsaw charter. This charter is designed to promote positive behaviour and encourage the need for respect within the lesson. This should be referred to during lessons and recapped and visited regularly to ensure these rules are embedded within PSHE lessons. Each of the lessons are split into six parts; connect us, calm me, open my mind, tell me or show me, let me learn, help me reflect. The engaging teaching and learning activities for each lesson are adapted to ensure all individuals can access the curriculum and make progression. Every class has a Jigsaw floor blook used to record weekly significant learning.


PSHE is also embedded throughout the curriculum. British Values and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural concepts are explored across our broad and balanced curriculum. PSHE is an important part of school assemblies where children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured. As a No Outsiders school, we teach an inclusive education promoting community cohesion to prepare young people and adults for life as global citizens, where stereotypes are challenged and diversity is celebrated.




By the time children leave Wilshere-Dacre, they know how to stay safe, healthy and how to develop good relationships. They demonstrate kindness and respect towards themselves and others and take responsibility for their own actions. Children are open minded and have an appreciation of what it means to be a positive member of a diverse, multicultural society. They demonstrate and apply the British Values and are prepared for life in modern Britain. Children apply their skills and attributes to a range of real-life situations and to help navigate challenges they will face. They can understand and manage their emotions and can develop positive, healthy relationships with their peers both now and in the future. They can look after their mental health and well-being and have positive self-image and self-esteem. Children can understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age-appropriate level.

"I like that you can talk to any adult about issues that you have with friendships." - Year 4 pupil


"I enjoy PSHE in class because you get to work in groups and teams and listen carefully to each other." - Year 5 pupil