At Nightingale Primary School, we deliver a high-quality PSHE curriculum which promotes children’s personal, social and economic development, as well as their health and wellbeing. It helps to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens.

At Nightingale Primary School, our whole school approach to our PSHE curriculum is delivered through a scheme called ‘JIGSAW’, which is based around six progressive units, one for each half term, which the whole school covers at the same time. “Being Me in My World” helps our pupils to understand their place in the class, school and global community as well as devising Learning Charters. During our “Celebrating Difference” unit, our pupils learn about anti-bullying (cyber and homophobic bullying included) and diversity work. Pupils will set goals, aspirations for themselves and the world and work together  in our “Dreams and Goals” unit. Within the “Healthy Me” unit, pupils will learn about drug and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices. “Relationships” focuses on understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills. Finally, within the “Changing Me” unit, pupils will recognise the changes that will happen to them and the opposite sex. In Upper Key Stage 2, pupils will also cover sex and relationships education in the context of coping positively with change.

Our intent is that by the time children leave Nightingale, they are prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences they already face and for adult life. They know how to keep healthy and safe both emotionally and physically and understand how all actions have consequences and how they can make informed choices to help themselves and the environment.