Jigsaw is a scheme of well thought out lessons which build on children’s ability to know, value and understand themselves, their friendships and their relationships with others in an ever changing world.
It incorporates key elements of personal, social and health education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development.
Jigsaw allows children to explore their thoughts and feelings and become better equipped to regulate them with taught strategies and interventions. Being mindful of their feelings and how to positively react to them can lead to reduced behaviour, enhanced concentration and lesson both stress and anxiety.
It also empowers children to be proud of uniqueness and difference within themselves and to accept these qualities in other people they meet.
Jigsaw is a whole school approach and all children cover the same topics which are tailored to be year group appropriate.
Being Me in My World
Includes understanding my place in the class, school and global community as well as devising Learning Charters
Includes anti-bullying (cyber and homophobic bullying included) and diversity work
Dreams and Goals
Includes goal-setting, aspirations and resilience building
Includes drugs and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices
Includes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills
Includes Sex and Relationship Education in the context of looking at and managing change
“Reading is a strength of the school.
Pupils read widely and fluently and have many opportunities to read.”
“Pupils make rapid and sustained progress from their starting points, often reaching standards above those expected for their age.”
“Pupils make positive progress in both writing and mathematics and across the wider curriculum. “
“Outstanding leadership has led to rapid improvements in all areas of the school since the last inspection.”
“Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning. They are very well prepared for their next
steps in both education and life. “
“Links with other schools in the trust enable leaders to check the accuracy of their judgements and share good practice. “