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The Brent Primary


At the Brent we have a whole school approach.

We use the Jigsaw PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) scheme of work to support our lessons, taking into consideration our school ethos, pupils needs and SMSC. Our weekly Jigsaw lessons focus around circle time, stories and class discussions. These lessons support the development of the skills, attitudes, values and behaviours which enables our children to:

  • Have a sense of purpose
  • Value self and others
  • Form relationships
  • Make and act on informed decisions
  • Communicate effectively
  • Work with others
  • Respond to challenge
  • Be active citizens in the local community
  • Understand similarities and differences between people and families
  • Become healthy and fulfilled individuals

Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE is a teaching and learning programme which includes the statutory RSHE (Relationships Education, Sex Education and Health Education) and has a strong focus on emotional and mental health and wellbeing.

RSHE A guide for Parents and Carers

Relationship and Sex Education Policy

jigsaw Themes

Each term the whole school focuses on the same theme (puzzle).

Autumn 1: Being Me In My World
Autumn 2: Celebrating Difference
Spring 1: Dreams and Goals
Spring 2: Healthy Me
Summer 1: Relationships
Summer 2: Changing Me

Every week there is a whole school Jigsaw question, this is shared with the class during their Jigsaw lessons and in the weekly Jigsaw assembly. The question is also displayed around the school and posted on the school website to allow discussions to continue at home. The following week in the Jigsaw assembly each class awards a certificate to a peer who has demonstrated the week's focus.


Please see the below links for our Curriculum information;