PSHE (including Relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education)


At Whitehouse Primary School our PSHE and RSE learning teaches children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society who understand how they are developing personally and socially. We aim to give them the confidence and skills to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. Children have the opportunity to learn about rights and responsibilities, appreciating what it means to be a member of a diverse society. We encourage children to develop their sense of self-worth.

Our PSHE and RSE Curriculum focuses on the children learning to become mentally and physically healthy, safe, independent and supports children to prepare for life and work in modern Britain. It aims to support them in developing personally and socially, providing them with strategies to prepare them for the opportunities and responsibilities of being a global citizen now and in the future. We want children to know more, remember more and understand more, encouraging children to ask questions, deal with conflict and explore alternatives. We will provide them with skills and information in order for them to be safe and understand how to develop healthy relationships, allowing them to increase their knowledge of their own rights and responsibilities.


At Whitehouse Primary School, we use ‘Jigsaw’ to support us with the planning, progression and delivery of PSHE and SRE. The six puzzles, which each cover a half-term, consist of; Being Me in My World- which is questioning ‘Who am I and how do I fit in?’, Celebrating Differences – demonstrating respect for similarities and differences, Dreams and Goals – aspirations, how to achieve goals and understanding the emotions that go with the this, Healthy Me – being and keeping safe and healthy, Relationships – building positive, healthy relationships and Changing Me – coping positively with change. These puzzles are revisited each year, to allow the children to recall and build upon their prior learning and to develop and deepen it further.