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Manor Farm Junior School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust



Personal, Social, Health and Economic education - PSHE

Curriculum Intent


At Manor Farm Junior School, PSHE enables our children to develop those skills and attributes associated with well-rounded individuals. This includes, resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, working as a team and critical thinking in the context of three core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world. 


Jigsaw, our effective PSHE programme, tackles barriers to learning, raises aspirations, and improves the life chances of all of our children. Our curriculum helps children and young people to stay healthy and safe, while preparing them for their future. Through teaching a comprehensive PSHE curriculum, we effectively support our children’s mental and physical health by supporting our children to be brave to overcome potential barriers they may face.


Our approach is both culturally sensitive and proactive to ensure that we tackle difficult subjects with respect, compassion and empathy. We teach children that mental health is as important as physical health. We tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up in this fast moving technological age. By providing our children with opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities they learn to appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. 


Through our PSHE approach, children are encouraged to develop a sense of self-worth, understanding the importance of respecting ourselves and others. They learn about healthy relationships, belonging to a community and their place in the wider world. By establishing a sound understanding of themselves and others, at a young age we know that our children will go on to lead happy and healthy lives.


PSHE intent statement