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We are committed to promoting the health and wellbeing of pupils, and of the whole school community, and fully recognise the important cyclical relationship between wellbeing and learning. As well as having a Pastoral Team in school, consisting of a Learning Mentor, Family Support Worker and Behaviour Advisor that work closely with hiclren and parents, we deliver a whole school approach using the Jigsaw PSHE/RSE Programme.
Brookvale Primary School sets out to develop confident, resilient, caring, enquiring citizens, prepared for the future. We provide an inclusive, broad and rich curriculum for all children, which educates & equips children with skills and knowledge for life and challenges them all to achieve their best. Well-being and mental health are key elements that support the development of the whole child and promote a positive attitude to learning. We want our children to feel safe, happy and learn within a stimulating environment which encourages children’s independence and confidence. We value each child as an individual, recognising their special talents and needs. At the heart of everything, our curriculum nurtures children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, ensuring that children are well prepared for life in the local and global community.
Personal, social and health education (PSHE) enables children to become healthy, secure, independent and responsible members of society. At Brookvale Primary School pupils are encouraged to play a happy and positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. In doing so this helps to develop their sense of self-worth, enabling children to value their own achievements. Through our curriculum, our school environment and our school ethos, we promote pupils’ self-esteem and emotional well-being and help them to form and maintain worthwhile and satisfying relationships, based on respect for themselves and for others, at home, at school, at work and in the community. We have adopted the Five Ways to Well-being and this is embedded within the curriculum and the ethos of the school.
Through PSHE, we endeavour to foster the notions of responsibility and empowerment to promote a sense of achievement and to enhance self-confidence. PSHE education is guided by the values of:
• Honesty
• Kindness
• Trust
• Responsibility
• Friendship
• Self-control
• Empathy
• Respect
• Tolerance.
As such it supports all aspects of child development within our school


Children at Brookvale Primary School use ‘The Jigsaw Approach’ which is a specific PSHE scheme of work. Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development.

The scheme is split into 6 topics:

● Being Me in my world

● Celebrating difference (including anti bullying)

● Dreams and goals

● Healthy me

● Relationships

● Changing me (including Sex Education)

The scheme is a whole school approach, meaning that each year group is working on the same topic each half term but at different levels. 


Policy and wholes school Overview of Progression Document