As a part of your child’s educational experience at Field Lane, we aim to promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive taught programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education that gives children and young people the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive and fulfilled lives, both now and in the future.
The Department for Education has made changes to relationships and sex education following nationwide consultation which came into effect from September 2020 and all schools are required to comply with the updated requirements. The statutory guidance can be found at:
The Relationships Education, RSE, and Health Education (England) Regulations 2019 have made Relationships Education compulsory in all primary schools. Sex education is not compulsory in primary schools. At Field Lane, we do not teach Sex Education.
Our curriculum covers everything that primary schools should teach about relationships and health, including puberty. It focuses on healthy relationships and keeping children safe in the modern world. It also covers a wide range of topics relating to physical and mental health, wellbeing, safeguarding and healthy relationships.
Learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up will give children and young people the information, skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships and help them take responsibility for their own well-being.
Our Relationships and Health Education policy is reviewed annually with our Governors so that we can be sure our provision is appropriate for our pupils based on their:
Teachers set high expectations for all children. They will use appropriate assessment to set ambitious targets and plan challenging work for all groups, including:
Teachers will plan lessons so that children with SEN and/or disabilities can study every subject, wherever possible, and ensure that there are no barriers to every child achieving.
Teachers use inclusive high quality teaching to meet the needs of all children through an adapted curriculum
Teachers will also take account of the needs of children whose first language is not English.
Further information can be found in our statement of equality information and objectives, and in our SEN policy and information report.
At Field Lane, we use Jigsaw as our core programme for teaching PSHE (Personal, Social, Health, Economic Education including Relationships Education).
What is Jigsaw?
Jigsaw is a unique, spiral, progressive and effective scheme of work, aiming to prepare children/young people for life, helping them really know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.
The Jigsaw Structure
Jigsaw consists of six half-term units of work (Puzzles), each containing six lessons (Pieces) covering each academic year.
Every Piece has two Learning Intentions, one specific to PSHE (including Relationships and Health Education) and the other designed to develop emotional literacy and social skills.
Puzzles are launched with a whole-school assembly, with each year group studying the same unit at the same time (at their own level), building sequentially through the school year, facilitating whole-school learning themes.
The various teaching and learning activities are engaging and mindful of different learning styles and the need for differentiation and the Early Years (EYFS) planning is aligned to the National Early Years Framework (England).
Jigsaw’s Units of Work (Puzzles) are:
Being Me in My World - Includes understanding my place in the class, school and global community as well as devising Learning Charters.
Celebrating Difference - Includes anti-bullying and diversity work.
Dreams and Goals - Includes goal-setting, aspirations for yourself and the world and working together.
Healthy Me - Includes drugs and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices.
Relationships - Includes lessons on Family Life, Friendships, Falling Out, Anti-Bullying and Respect for Self.
Changing Me - Includes lessons on Respecting My Body, Growing Up, Growth & Change, and Fun & Fears. At Field Lane, this Jigsaw unit is adapted to suit the needs of our community (See Progression Map).