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Cooper and Jordan Church of England Voluntary Aided Endowed School



Subject Lead : Miss Axford


Fun Facts about Me : 

  • I love to travel, my favourite place I have ever visited was Tromso in Norway. I went dog sledding and saw the northern lights! 

  • I enjoy going to the theatre and the cinema with my friends and family,

  • My favourite ever movie is Harry Potter. 

  • I have a cat and his name is Simba. 


Subject Vision

It is my intent that when children leave Cooper and Jordan, they will do so with the knowledge, understanding and emotions to be able to play an active, positive and successful role in today’s diverse society. We want our children to have high aspirations, a belief in themselves and realise that anything is possible if they put their mind to it. In an ever–changing world, it is important that they are aware, to an appropriate level, of different factors which will affect their world and that they learn how to deal with these so that they have good mental health and well-being.

The teaching and learning of PSHE using the Jigsaw programme supports this. Through using Jigsaw the children acquire knowledge, understanding and the skills they need to manage their lives now and in their futures, by promoting their spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development. It develops the qualities and attributes children need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society and the global community. Through our PSHE education, I believe we can enhance children’s education and help them to become caring, respectful and confident individuals.



Jigsaw is implemented throughout the whole school during weekly whole class Jigsaw lessons focusing on different topics each term and is embedded through all lessons and the whole school day with everyone supporting and encouraging the children they interact with to use the skills they are developing and to make links to other areas of learning. Our Jigsaw units’ link with our school values, which are incorporated into weekly class wellbeing assemblies, to promote children’s spirituality alongside their personal, social and emotional development.


All PSHE lessons provide an inclusive environment where teachers respond to pupils diverse learning needs and overcome potential barriers to learning. Teachers make us of the PSHE Planning Association for pupils with SEND and can set suitable learning challenges, which meet the needs of specific pupils to allow them to reach their learning goals. As the subject of PSHE often raises sensitive issues, we are aware of and are sensitive to the background and personal circumstances of our pupils, to make sure our classroom environment is a safe and inclusive place for all.  Pupils are informed and prepared about what to expect prior to the lesson and there is always a safe, familiar breakout space for all pupils to have a sensory break when needed.



In the foundation stage, PSHE is an essential part of the curriculum. In addition to the weekly Jigsaw focus lessons, the personal, social and emotional development of each child is promoted through a holistic approach to learning. Each EYFS class has a ‘Jigsaw Journal’, where they record their learning from each taught lesson.
The objectives taught derive from the PSED statements from the revised EYFS framework. By the end of Reception, children at the expected level of development will:



Key Stage 1 and Key stage 2

At Key Stage 1 and 2, PSHE is taught through a clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum. We ensure we cover the Health and Well-Being, Relationships and Living in the Wider World Learning Opportunities, which comprehensively cover the statutory Health Education and Relationships Education guidance.

 Pupils are taught PSHE using ‘Jigsaw’ which is a spiral, progressive scheme of work, covering all of the above and 'aims to prepare children for life, helping them to know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world’. There is a strong emphasis on emotional Literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. It includes mindfulness to allow children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus. In KS1 each class will have a Jigsaw Journal, to record their learning as a class. In KS2 each child will have their own personal Jigsaw Journal to record their learning and understanding in their own unique way.


Jigsaw PSHE is fully compliant with the DfE Statutory Relationships & Health

Education Guidance, this document details where these aspects are covered throughout the curriculum.


From the 2020 statutory guidance update, it is now a requirement that pupils should leave primary school with a basic knowledge and understanding of First Aid. The Department for Education recommends that pupils in Key Stage 2 should know:​ how to make a clear and efficient call to the emergency services and basic first aid concepts, for example, dealing with common injuries such as head injuries. Below is an image of how we aim to cover this during Key Stage 2. For the year 2021-2022, to ensure all children leave our school with the correct level of knowledge we will be hosting, industry professional led, First Aid Workshop for years 5 and 6. Years 3 and 4 will follow the St Johns ambulance suggested framework to ensure they have covered all topics by the end of Primary school, with a booster workshop when they reach Year 6, which will cover basic life support.




In school we aim to keep a track of where is child is working at by completing a half termly review, which relates to the unit of work just taught. This along with our REST (Resilience & Engagement Scaled Toolkit) aims to identify any children who may need additional support with aspects of their personal development.


By the time our children leave our school they will:

  • Be able to approach a range of real life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life
  • Be on their way to becoming healthy, open minded, respectful, socially and morally responsible, active members of society
  • Appreciate difference and diversity
  • Recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty
  • Be able to understand and manage their emotions
  • Be able to look after their mental health and well-being
  • Be able to develop positive, healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future.
  • Understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age appropriate level
  • Have respect for themselves and others.
  • Have positive self esteem.



Throughout the school year we celebrate children’s health and wellbeing through various celebration days or focus weeks. These events aim to shine a light on their importance not just for one person but for everyone in the school.


Pupil Voice


Carter said  "I like PSHE when we do circle time and we talk as a class."

Niamh said  "The tepee is really good because we can relax in there and share how we are feeling with others."

James said "I like that we get a chance to talk to people that we might not normally speak to and explain how I am feeling."

Eloise said "I love that we can learn how to be kind to people and how to help others."

Seth said "I love that I can share how I am feeling about something and know that this is ok."

Daisy said "I like that it is calm and we have lots of time to think."