Nord Anglia Education
Nord Anglia
24 October, 2023

Key Stage 3 PSHE Information Evening

Key Stage 3 PSHE Information Evening - Key Stage 3 PSHE Information Evening

Thank you to all parents who attended the PSHE Information Evening on Monday 23 October. This was an opportunity to share ‘What is PSHE?’, ‘Why is it important to our young learners?’, the details of the programme of study and how teachers deliver the content.

PSHE is a wider programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education which is provided to our Key Stage 3 students through the JIGSAW Programme delivered during one lesson per week. Jigsaw PSHE provides pupils with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within the community.

Jigsaw is a mindful approach to health and well-being, brings together Personal, Social, Health and Economic education, emotional literacy, social skills, mental health and resilience development in a comprehensive scheme of learning. Teaching strategies are varied and mindful of preferred learning styles and the need for differentiation designed as a whole-school approach. Year groups work on the same theme (puzzle) at the same time from ages 11-14. It offers a holistic learning journey with a progressive, spiral curriculum that addresses real needs in a rapidly changing world.

Key Stage 3 PSHE includes six units of study (puzzles), each with age-appropriate content designed to be taught sequentially throughout the year:

1. Being me in my World
2. Celebrating Differences
3. Dreams and Goals
4. Healthy Me
5. Relationships
6. Changing Me

The main aim of PSHE is to empower young people to understand themselves and their minds in order to combat stress as well as the pressures and influences they face in the modern world, and to know how to live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. The programme is underpinned by Mindfulness practice, enabling them to them to observe their own thoughts and feelings, regulate them and make conscious decisions about their learning, behaviour and actions.

We encourage you to have conversations with your children about the themes that they are studying. These can all be accessed through Firefly.

I hope that you found the evening informative. Should you wish to discuss PSHE in further detail, please do not hesitate to contact me via my email

Emma James
Deputy Head Pastoral