We are currently reviewing our PSHE provision at Burford Primary School. Parents and carers have been given their own link to share feedback through a survey, but members of the wider community can share their feedback here.

At Burford Primary School, we recognise the importance of Personal, Social, Health and Economic education to support our children in the next stage of their education. We prioritise explicitly teaching skills which promote positive well-being and developing children’s independence. We utilise PSHE learning opportunities to embed the school’s vision of Respect, Aspire, Achieve.


Regular planned PSHE lessons are taught in classes, with class teachers identifying the best activities for their class based on the Jigsaw programme’s puzzle pieces (units of work – more information can be found below) whilst ensuring the skills identified below are covered within each year group. These are supported by opportunities for class discussions based on events either in or out of school. We also utilise assembly times to introduce and embed PSHE themes running through the school as well as promoting British Values (please see Assembly Policy). Relationship and Sex education is taught through PSHE (please see RSE policy). PSHE work is also supported with a ‘big question’ which is looked at over the half term, and shared with parents and carers. Some subjects will be taught as a whole mixed class, some may be taught in smaller groups, either year group or gender, depending on the content being covered.

For more information about the skills which are taught, please see our PSHE progression document.