Denfield Park Primary School

Learning and Growing Together


PSHE at Denfield Park


PSHE is a subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy, safe and prepared for life and work. It has an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.


At our school we strive to enable children to develop socially, emotionally, physically and academically and our aim is for the children at Denfield to be kind, considerate, caring respectful and honest, in line with our school values.


We teach PSHE using the Protective Behaviours and Jigsaw schemes which follow our whole school values. We also hold themed days and weeks across the school including Hello Yellow Day and Anti-Bullying week. PSHE is taught as far as possible in a cross curricular way, using art, drama and music, discussions, teambuilding activities as well as more traditional approaches such as writing and drawing. Jigsaw is the mindful approach to PSHE / HWB and it brings together Personal, Social, Health Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning. Jigsaw is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time. This enables each Puzzle to start with an introductory assembly, generating a whole school focus for adults and children alike. Each class then contributes to a whole school display at the end of every half term. SRE is also part of the Jigsaw scheme and is covered in the Summer Term. It is delivered through a series of flexible, age appropriate lessons to cover topics including the body, relationships, families, friendship, online and offline safety, and puberty.


We have worked really hard as a school and were recently awarded a bronze Healthy Schools Award.


A copy of our policies can be found below. 


Mrs Mills

Mrs Linton