St George's uses the comprehensive Jigsaw Programme for Primary PSHE including statutory Relationships and Health Education, in a spiral, progressive and fully planned scheme of work, giving children relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others.
With strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health, Jigsaw equips schools to deliver engaging and relevant PSHE within a whole-school approach. Jigsaw lessons also include mindfulness allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus.
PSHE is taught weekly so we can be confident that pupils at St Georges have a comprehensive PSHE experience. There are also many opportunities for PSHE to be learnt throughout every school day in addition to the PSHE lessons and these are actively encouraged. These include daily acts of worship, themed days and weeks, school council projects, well-being award participation and charity events. We promote regular mindfulness experiences, allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus. We also recognise the necessity to teach some stand-alone PSHE lessons should events at school, in the community or in the wider world require explanation, guidance or reassurance for pupils; for example, the recent events linked to Covid that greatly disrupted our pupils' lives. Our PSHE curriculum provides continuous updates as well as 'one off' lessons to help support teachers in these special circumstances.