Dorridge Primary School

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Work in partnership SCHOOL AIMS

Independent life-long learners SCHOOL AIMS

Make a positive contribution SCHOOL AIMS

Respectful, tolerant and responsible citizen SCHOOL AIMS

Valued and celebrated SCHOOL AIMS

Happy, healthy and safe SCHOOL AIMS


We have recently introduced a new scheme of work for the teaching of Personal, Social, and Health Education (PSHE). This is called Jigsaw and has been introduced with the support of the Local Authority. We believe that this scheme is more relevant and appealing for children growing up today. It is a comprehensive and completely original PSHE programme for the whole school from Nursery through to Year 6 with lessons delivered in an age and stage appropriate way so that they meet children’s needs. There are two aims for all children: to build their capacity for learning and to equip them for life.

All year groups work on the same theme, known as Puzzles, at the same time. A theme is started in an assembly at the beginning of each half term to raise awareness of the focus for the next six weeks. The assemblies are designed to draw out a key theme and reinforce its application; in turn, this ensures the Jigsaw learning is translated into behaviour and attitudes and is not confined to the lesson slot on the timetable. Jigsaw brings together PSHE, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development.

Further information about each of the half termly ‘Puzzles’ can be found in PDF Document this document. If you would like more information then please ask your child's class teacher or visit the Jigsaw website at

The Jigsaw approach also incorporates the British Values of: Respect, Democracy, Tolerance, and Rule of Law and Liberty. The following link provides a document that details how the core concepts of British Values, set out in the Government's definition in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, are reinforced regularly in school.

PDF Document British Values

Relationships and Sex Education

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) has a vital role to play in contributing to the personal and social development of the children in our care. From when a child begins school, teachers play a very significant part in helping children understand themselves and how they relate to others. It is therefore firmly rooted in our framework for PSHE.

At Dorridge Primary School we believe that RSE is an entitlement for all children, supporting them in managing their lives now and preparing them for an adult life in which they are able to manage relationships confidently. This policy has been written by the PSHE Co-ordinator in consultation with teaching staff and governors. As part of our school’s review of PSHE this policy will be reviewed in consultation with the wider school community, including children, parents and support staff.

RSE is lifelong learning about physical, moral and emotional development. It is about the understanding of the importance of marriage for family life, stable and loving relationships, respect, love and care. It is not about the promotion of sexual orientation or sexual activity – this would be inappropriate teaching. The objective of RSE is to help and support young people through their physical, emotional and moral development. A successful programme will help young people learn to respect themselves and others and move with confidence from childhood through adolescence into adulthood.

RSE will :

  • be developmental and appropriate to the age and stage of the child;
  • put forward factual knowledge and encourage the exploration of facts;
  • examine opinions and concepts and encourage discussion;
  • encourage awareness, respect and responsibility for oneself and others.

School Council

Children from all year groups make up our School Council under the guidance of Miss Farrington. The Council meets weekly and have been instrumental in suggesting and helping to implement many changes around School.