Horsehead Lane, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6XH.
We are a member of Derby Diocesan Academy Trust - Registered Company number 9442311.

01246 822324

Bolsover Church of England Junior School

Every Child Counts, Every Moment Matters.

Personal, Social and Health Education


Relationships and Sex Education

It is our intent to deliver superb quality, age appropriate PSHE education that covers mental health and wellbeing, physical health including healthy lifestyles and learning about safe healthy relationships and keeping safe online. 


At Bolsover, we intend to:

Develop self-esteem and confidence
Learn in a peaceful and supportive environment
Learn how to respect themselves and others
Follow their own interests and be themselves
Reflect and think mindfully about their own learning
Recognise that people are good at different things
Work in a range of groups and settings
Build respectful friendships


We are extremely excited to begin our teaching with the help of the new resource Jigsaw. 

Designed as a whole-school approach, Jigsaw PSHE / Health and Well-being provides a detailed and comprehensive scheme of learning for ages 3-16. Jigsaw provides well-structured, progressive lesson plans with all teaching resources included. Jigsaw is a unique, spiral, progressive and effective scheme of work, aiming to prepare children/young people for life, helping them really know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.



What are the benefits to using JIGSAW?

Mindfuless is when you are aware of your thoughts and feelings as they happen, in the present moment, on purpose and with no judgement.
It can be learnt, and techniques to develop it taught. It also needs to be practised. We believe mindfulness is a vital tool for life: not only does it support the regulation of emotion and build emotional resilience but also enhances focus and concentration; both helping to
optimise learning. Mindful children can more readily choose their responses to situations rather than react while caught up in the thought-flows and emotions.

In Jigsaw PSHE, mindfulness is developed through the ‘Calm Me’ time in each piece (lesson). This
consists of breathing techniques, awareness exercises and visualisations - all tried, tested and very
enjoyable activities for children and teachers alike. Observing your thoughts and feelings, on purpose, in the present moment with no judgement… What 
a gift!

Weekly Celebrations
Through the week, children and adults nominate each other by adding names to the celebration sheets
when they see each other using that behaviour. These are collected in and those nominated are recognised/
rewarded in the Friday assembly (or class reward time).

The Six Puzzles
There are six Puzzles in Jigsaw that are designed to progress in sequence from September to July:
Autumn 1: Being Me in My World
Autumn 2: Celebrating Difference (including anti-bullying)
Spring 1: Dreams and Goals
Spring 2: Healthy Me
Summer 1: Relationships
Summer 2: Changing Me (including Sex Education)

Here is the overview in some more detail:


What careers could you enter with a good understanding of PSHCE? 


Nursing (mental well being)



Social Worker




How will assess the learning in PSHE?

 Assessment of learning will be carried out throughout each session and lesson will be tailored to different needs of the pupils. As well as this, we will use the attainment descriptors in each unit of work to see if the children have met the learning. These descriptors are outlined on the document below.