St Lawrence


'Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their life.' (Proverbs 22:6)

Personal, Social & Health Education 

The national curriculum states that ‘all schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice'. PSHE education contributes to schools' statutory duties outlined in the Education Act 2002 and the Academies Act 2010 to provide a balanced and broadly-based curriculum and is essential to Ofsted judgements in relation to personal development, behaviour, welfare and safeguarding. The relationships and health aspects of PSHE education are now compulsory in all schools.

At St Lawrence C of E Primary School, we are committed to creating a positive, safe and nurturing Christian environment, where all members of the school and wider community will be respected and valued. PSHE education is an embedded part of our broad and balanced curriculum. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is at the heart of our school ethos. British Values are promoted through the overarching aims and objectives of PSHE by supporting our children to become healthy and responsible members of society, as well as preparing them for life and work in modern Britain.


“Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education.” Guidance: Personal, social, health and                             economic (PSHE) education Updated 25 June 2019

‘“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord… “plans to give you HOPE and a FUTURE.”’   Jeremiah 29:11

At St Lawrence Primary, our intent is: 

  • To deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more.
  • v To enable our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society, aiming to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially.
  • v To be aware of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.


  • Clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum. St Lawrence children follow the Jigsaw PSHE scheme of work in line with the latest guidelines. 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 (including Relationship and Sex Education – RSE)


  • Children to have a ready willingness and ability to try new things, push themselves and persevere.
  • To have a good understanding of how to stay safe, healthy and develop good relationships.
  • To have an appreciation of what it means to be a positive member of a multicultural society.
  • To have a strong self-awareness, interlinked with compassion for others.


Progression of skills in PSHE JIGSAW