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Be healthy. 

Be safe. 

Be resilient.

Our Relationships, Sex and Health Education Curriculum Vision

Be healthy. Be safe. Be resilient. 


Our intent is to deliver the content outlined in the Relationships, Sex and Health Education programmes of study within the national curriculum augmented with powerful knowledge carefully selected to build upon our pupils’ starting points of cultural capital.  

To this end, we use the Jigsaw model curriculum. This is a knowledge-engaged progress model which clearly outlines the key knowledge and vocabulary for each stage of learning in sequence. It has been deliberately adapted in order for pupils to see themselves in the curriculum and prepare them for life in modern Britain.  


All areas of our curriculum are implemented using ten principles of effective instruction outlined in our Teaching Touchstones, which work in symbiosis with the Gradual Release Towards Independence model for teaching.  

In RSHE, we are passionate about implementing our curriculum through a progressive, emotional-literacy-focused and nurturing approach because we want our children to be able to overcome the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life. Pupils need the knowledge to enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships and to build their self-efficacy. As our children progress through primary school, they develop the capacity to make sound decisions when facing risks, challenges and complex contexts as well as being able to develop positive relationships with themselves and others. Through the Jigsaw curriculum, we help prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life as well as develop their spiritual, moral and social understanding. Mindfulness is also included in each lesson allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus.  


The impact of our curriculum is directly aligned to our whole school vision and culture statements, as well as the RSHE vision statement and the aims and purposes set out in the national curriculum.  

We say to our pupils: 

Be Healthy: 

This means we want our pupils to: 

Be brave: 

  • Know when to say no to something that may harm their health. 

  • Use positive self-talk to build positive body image and self-esteem.  

  • Recognise a negative relationship and seek support including family relationships.  

Be great: 

  • Know how to be healthy in body and mind.  

  • To know how to manage emotional and mental wellbeing.  

  • Know how to limit time spent online to a healthy limit.  

  • Know what a healthy, respectful relationship is and how to develop them.  

  • To know how family relationships can support them.  

  • Respect the boundaries of others, be courteous and have good manners.  

Be you: 

  • To be aware of their own body and mind and what makes them healthy.  

  • To feel a part of a community and accepting of others and their differences 

Be Safe:  

This means we want our pupils to: 

Be brave: 

  • Report unsafe incidents both online and in the real word to a trusted adult.  

  • To work through friendship issues in a respectful way.  

Be great: 

  • Know how to keep themselves safe in the real world and online.  

  • To recognise and report all types of abuse.  

  • Know how to behave respectfully both in the real world and online.  

  • To know first aid and what it means. 

  • To recognise all types of bullying and report to a trusted adult. 

  • Know where and how to report any concerns to theirs or others’ safety.  

  • To recognise who to trust and not to trust. 

Be you: 

  • To know how to keep themselves safe and their personal boundaries.

Be resilient: 

This means we want our pupils to: 

Be brave: 

  • Overcome challenges by knowing where and how to access support.  

  • To persist in the face of setbacks. 

  • To develop strategies to manage difficult emotions.  

Be great: 

  • To believe they can achieve. 

  • To work towards long-term goals.  

  • To develop self-worth and self-respect.  

  • To recognise and manage emotions.  

Be you: 

  • To know that all families can look different, but still provide love and support.  

  • To be self-aware and manage difficult emotions.  


Jigsaw Relationships, Sex and Health Education Curriculum 

As outlined in our Curriculum Vision Statement for RSHE, we are passionate about implementing our curriculum through a progressive, emotional-literacy-focused and nurturing approach because we want our children to be able to overcome the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life.

As such, we implement the Jigsaw curriculum for Relationships, Sex and Helath Education. 

Of their curriculum, Jigsaw say this:

Designed as a whole-school approach, Jigsaw PSHE / Health and Well-being provides a detailed and comprehensive scheme of learning for ages 3-16.

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.

At St. George's, we timetable weekly sessions for RSHE, as well as integrating it in Collective Worship and our every day culture and weaving it into all curriculum areas. 

Please see the Jigsaw website here, for more details.