Personal, Social and Health Education

At Balby Central Primary Academy, we teach Personal, Social and Health Education as a whole-school approach to underpin children’s development as people and because we believe that this also supports their learning capacity. Designed as a whole school approach, Jigsaw PSHE connects the pieces of Personal, Social and Health Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development.

Whole-school approach

Jigsaw covers all areas of PSHE for the primary phase including statutory Relationships and Health Education. The table below gives the learning theme of each of the six Puzzles (units) and these are taught across the school; the learning deepens and broadens every year.


Puzzle (Unit)


Autumn 1:

Being Me in My World

Includes understanding my own identity and how I fit well in the class, school and global community. Jigsaw Charter established.

Autumn 2:

Celebrating Difference

Includes anti-bullying (cyber and homophobic bullying included) and understanding

Spring 1:

Dreams and Goals

Includes goal-setting, aspirations, who do I want to become and what would I like to do for work and to contribute to society

Spring 2:

Healthy Me

Includes drugs and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices, sleep, nutrition, rest and exercise

Summer 1:


Includes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills, bereavement and loss

Summer 2:

Changing Me

Includes Relationships and Sex Education in the context of coping positively with change

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

We teach Relationships and Sex Education through the use of the Jigsaw scheme. We complete regular audits of the content to ensure we are compliant with the statutory guidance introduced in September 2020. We also enhance this curriculum provision by involving other companies and organisations: such as school nursing and St Johns Ambulance for the teaching of puberty and first aid. 

Before the introduction of the new statutory curriculum for RSE, we completed a consultation with parents in the Summer Term 2020. The results and actions of this period of consultation can be found at the bottom of the page. 

Further information can also be found on the government website here:

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Balby Central Primary Academy

Littlemoor Lane, Balby Doncaster DN4 0LL

Balby Central Primary Academy, Littlemoor Lane, Balby Doncaster DN4 0LL


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