PSHE, Jigsaw, British Values and SMSC

PSHE/BV/RSE Subject Leader  Miss S Pope  
Health and Wellbeing Link Governor   


PSHE at Westfield Primary School


At Westfield Primary School, PSHE is at the core of what we do and enables our children to become independent, confident, healthy and responsible members of society, as well as developing the “whole child” intellectually, morally, socially and spiritually. Through our whole-school approach to PSHE, it is our belief that excellence in these areas will lead to excellence across the curriculum and beyond in later life. PSHE is taught across the school from EYFS - Year 6 on a weekly basis and as a school, we follow the Jigsaw PSHE scheme. Our PSHE curriculum equips children with relevant and meaningful content, which is supported through a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. With an ever changing society, we are able to provide our children with a strong understanding of the diverse world around them and support them in playing a positive role in contributing to the school and the wider community. Weaving through the heart of our PSHE teaching, is a commitment to enhancing and promoting our core Christian Values; Compassion, Respect, Courage and Humility.



Being able to make their own decisions and speak their own mind is an essential part of children’s development in becoming independent.


Self-reflection allows children time to boost their self-esteem and celebrate their uniqueness. 


Discussion-led lessons prompt questions to be explored and answered.


Our whole curriculum is shaped by our school vision which aims to enable all children, regardless of background, ability, additional needs, to allow their individuality to shine through and flourish.

We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children.

Jigsaw PSHE directs our aim on developing the “whole child” through a spiral curriculum approach to developing knowledge, skills and understanding in the areas of;

  • Being Me in My World
  • Celebrating Difference
  • Dreams and Goals
  • Healthy Me Relationships

Changing Me


What will this look like?


By the time children leave our school they will have a ready willingness and ability to try new things, push themselves and persevere. Our passion for nurturing individuality and respect for the rights of everyone enables members of our community to achieve their potential and be outstanding local and global citizens.


We aim to enable our children to:


have a good understanding of how to stay safe, healthy and develop good relationships

have an appreciation of what it means to be a positive member of a diverse, multicultural society

have a strong self-awareness, interlinked with compassion of others


BRITISH VALUES at Westfield Primary School


Fundamental British values are a set of social attitudes which aid understanding of and maintain social cohesion and equality. A lot of what we do every day at Westfield Primary School develops British Values as it is embedded through all curriculum areas in a ‘real learning’ way.


These values are:

  • The rule of law.
  • Individual liberty.
  • Mutual respect and tolerance.


Pupils learn about being part of Britain from different perspectives in a whole school embedded cross curricular way. By providing and encouraging safe and respectful spaces for discussion where asking questions, clarifying understanding and sharing different perspectives and viewpoints is encouraged and valued. We learn, understand and follow the rules of the school, recognise the responsibilities that are involved and the consequences when rules are broken. Support pupils to understand the meanings of specific words associated with British Values, so they are able to use them in context and discuss with confidence.


We know we are responsible for their own learning, demonstrate resilience and determination in all areas of our learning.


Contributing to school life and the wider community, through school council involvement, educational visits and visitors into school.



We will help children recognise they have a voice and understand their role in society.


Pupils will be aided in developing their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.


We will promote children to ask questions to deepen their understanding and enquire about the world.


Our curriculums enable our pupils to:

  • Become good citizens and demonstrate an appreciation for each other, the school, local community and the wider world. 
  • Be respectful and will show tolerance and acceptance to those from different faiths and backgrounds.
  • Use an enquiry based approach to current events and issues through the use of Picture News. Picture News provides an opportunity for pupils to consider, develop and refine their own opinions, and express these both verbally and in written formats; both in school and parent/carers at home.
  • Experience topic days linked to British Values themes and events.
  • Opportunities to take part in choosing class councillors, termly focused assemblies, clubs, sports, trips, visits and visitors, workshops, fund raising, and community 

Understand and follow rules at school, giving pupils choices, discussing social issues, and socialising with diverse ranges of the population establishes the skills needed to participate and integrate into British life.



  • To prepare pupils for life in modern Britain and promote the British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.
  • For pupils to recognise they have a voice and understand their role in society as well as help each pupil to recognise their individual strengths as learners and to understand how to continue to learn successfully and independently member of modern Britain.
  • To actively promote a co-operative, mutually respectful approach in all our relationships – with other staff, with pupils, with parents and carers and other partners
  • To allow pupils to experience and have the opportunity to learn how to argue and defend points of views in a safe environment and to aid their responses and opportunities, responsibilities and experiences in their later adult life in modern Britain.
  • Pupils will be aided in developing their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Pupils will learn to distinguish between right and wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law in England therefore becoming respectful members of modern Britain.

Picture news resources both within and outside school allows staff and parent/carers to be aware of and can contribute to an enquiry based approach to current issues and events.




SMSC (Spiritual, moral, social and cultural) development at Westfield Primary School

Children's SMSC development is promoted and embedded in our school in a variety of ways. All classes take part in PSHE and C lessons. Topics and units of work are used to promote children's understanding in a range of areas, such as healthy lifestyles, money awareness and relationships. Themed weeks, for example, Anti-bullying and Understanding our Rights ensure all children have the opportunity to develop understanding of SMSC. Circle time gives pupils a voice and enable them to share their feelings and concerns in a safe and open environment, whilst developing a mature emotional vocabulary. 

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