Our PSHE curriculum is underpinned by the 2019 DfE Statutory Guidance for Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education. It extends beyond this guidance to include economic wellbeing, careers and enterprise education, as well as education for personal safety, including assessing and managing risks to themselves and others. Through studying PSHE, and supported by our school’s 5Rs, pupils will be empowered to stay healthy and safe, and will be prepared make the most of life and work. They will develop an understanding of skills and attributes needed to manage their lives, both now and in the future.


Teachers plan from our progression documents, which are underpinned by the Jigsaw scheme of work. PSHE is taught in weekly discrete lessons, and periodically through events like Anti-Bullying week, developing the themes of Health and Well-Being, Relationships, and Living in the Wider World. The first week of each half term is our 5Rs week.     

The Jigsaw scheme of work is broken down as follows:

Term 1: Being me in my World                              Term 2: Celebrating Differences

Term 3: Dreams and Goals                                   Term 4: Healthy Me

Term 5: Relationships                                            Term 6: Changing Me

Teachers are required to develop the cross-curricular links, including Science (healthy lifestyles), English (core texts) and Computing (online safety). Teachers are free to use global or national events to reinforce learning throughout the year. Teachers adapt the planning to best support the progression of pupils in their class, supported by the subject leader for major variations. 

Please click on the link below to access our information leaflet regarding the teaching of RSE at Heckington St. Andrew's:

RSE Guide for Parents and Carers