PSHE helps to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy independent lives and to become informed, active and responsible citizens. SEAL is an integral part of the PSHE teaching when children are able to express their views and opinions on concerns they may have. Drugs Education and Sex and Relationship Education are part of PSHE teaching. 

At Ark Blacklands we are proud to teach Jigsaw PSHE. Jigsaw is a mindful and child-centred approach to PSHE. It is an original and comprehensive scheme of learning which integrates personal, social, health and economic education with emphasis on emotional literacy, mental health and SMSC, especially spiritual development.

Jigsaw aims to help children know and value who they really are and how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.

Background Information

PDF iconJigsaw-leaflet-for-parents-and-carers.pdf

PDF iconJigsaw-SRE-Information-for-Parents.pdf

Jigsaw PSHE Curriculum Whole School Overview

PDF iconArk Blacklands Primary Academy PSHE Curriculum

Jigsaw PSHE Curriculum Overviews (by year group)

PDF iconYear-1-Overview.pdf

PDF iconYear-2-Overview.pdf

PDF iconYear-3-Overview.pdf

PDF iconYear-4-Overview.pdf

PDF iconYear-5-Overview.pdf

PDF iconYear-6-Overview.pdf

British Values

Jigsaw PSHE helps promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

PDF iconBritish-Values-Coverage-by-year-group.pdf


Jigsaw PSHE actively promotes children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development.

PDF iconExample-Jigsaw-plan-referring-to-SMSC-coverage.pdf

Mental Health Awareness

World Mental Health Day falls on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilising efforts in support of mental health.

We like to talk to the children in assembly at this time about looking after our mental health and how we can help each other by Talking - Listening - Telling.

PDF iconmind-moose-looking-after-your-mental-health-assembly.pdf