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Intent: Why do we teach PSHE at Westbury on Trym CE Academy?

PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) is central to all aspects of pupil learning at Westbury on Trym C of E Academy, both in the classroom and beyond. It is taught both as timetabled weekly lessons and across the school day, as well as through our set of school values) in every aspect of school life. At Westbury on Trym C of E Academy, we follow a scheme of work called Jigsaw which is a comprehensive and completely original program for primary schools which launched in 2013 and is updated on an annual basis.  We also implement a scheme called No Outsiders which teaches children to feel comfortable in themselves while recognising and celebrating difference and diversity in others.

In September 2020, the Health Education and Relationships Education (Primary) and the secondary Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) (Secondary) aspects of PSHE education became compulsory in all schools.

The PSHE curriculum has been adapted to meet individual pupil needs. It takes a spiral approach, revisiting topics at a deeper level in each year group, whilst rehearsing, emphasising and embedding the essential skills and attributes young people need to manage their lives, both now and in the future.

Implementation: How we teach PSHE at Westbury on Trym CE Academy

Through the PSHE curriculum, we aim to:

  • develop pupils’ understanding of the world and of personal, social, health, emotional and citizenship concepts and relevant vocabulary
  • provide pupils with a relevant, age appropriate and progressive curriculum
  • understand issues relating to their own health, personal care, sexual development and relationships
  • create a positive  culture throughout our school family where all groups of people are welcome
  • enable pupils to make choices
  • provide pupils with strategies to maintain personal wellbeing, promote resilience and equip pupils with skills to keep themselves and others safe
  • promote equality of opportunity and prevent discrimination within our school family
  • enable learners to form appropriate relationships and give them a sense of dignity and respect for each other
  • develop personal responsibility, self-confidence and assertiveness
  • empower learners so they have more control over their own life
  • enhance their self-esteem and to help prepare children to leave primary school happy and excited about living in a community full of difference and diversity

Please click here to read our Parent Information guide about Jigsaw

Please click here to see an overview of the Jigsaw program

Here at Westbury, there are no outsiders: everyone is different and everyone is welcome.  Click here for further information about the No Outsiders initiative.  Here you'll also find a useful guide for parents and carers to explain more.

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Coverage - KS1 & KS2









Gender stereotypes


Year 1:


Respecting my body 

Growing up

Growth and change 

Fun and fears 


Year 2:

Life cycles - animal and human 

Changes in me 

Changes since being a baby 

Differences between female and male bodies (correct terminology) 

Linking growing and learning 

Coping with change  Transition


Year 3:

Life cycles in nature 

Growing from young to old 

Increasing independence 

Differences in female and male bodies (correct terminology) 


Preparing for transition

Year 4:

How babies grow

Understanding a baby's needs 
Outside body changes
Inside body changes 
Family stereotypes 
Challenging my ideas 
Preparing for transition

Year 5:

Self and body image

Influence of online and media on body image 

Puberty for girls

Puberty for boys 

Conception (including IVF)

Growing responsibility 

Coping with change

Preparing for transition

Year 6:

Body image 
Puberty and feelings 
Conception to birth 
Reflections about change 
Physical attraction 
Respect and consent 
Boyfriends and girlfriends 




 Please read our guide to: Relationships and Sex Education Information For Parents

To access a presentation about our RSE curriculum, click here

Grid to show the curriculum coverage for Science related to RSE (statutory), Sex Education (non-statutory) and Health Education (statutory) for Years 1 - 6

Please read our guide to: Promoting Healthy Positive Relationships

Please read the Parent Protect Guide to Sexual Development in children aged 5-11