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Vane Road Primary School

Welcome to our website!


Vane Road
Newton Aycliffe
County Durham

01325 300380


Personal, social, health and emotional education

At Vane Road Primary School, we teach Personal, Social, Health Education as a whole-school approach to underpin children’s development as people and because we believe that this also supports their learning capacity.


The Jigsaw Programme offers us a comprehensive, carefully thought-through Scheme of Work which brings consistency and progression to our children’s learning in this vital curriculum area.

The overview of the programme can be seen on the school website.

This also supports the “Personal Development” and “Behaviour and Attitude” aspects required under the Ofsted Inspection Framework, as well as significantly contributing to the school’s Safeguarding and Equality Duties, the Government’s British Values agenda and the SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural) development opportunities provided for our children.


We value PSHE as one way to support children’s development as human beings, to enable them to understand and respect who they are, to empower them with a voice and to equip them for life and learning.


We include the statutory Relationships and Health Education within our whole-school PSHE Programme.


To ensure progression and a spiral curriculum, we use Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE, as our chosen teaching and learning programme and tailor it to your children’s needs. The mapping document: Jigsaw 3-11 and statutory Relationships and Health Education, shows exactly how Jigsaw and therefore our school, meets the statutory Relationships and Health Education requirements.


This programme’s complimentary update policy ensures we are always using the most up to date teaching materials and that our teachers are well-supported.


Relationships and Sex Education

At Vane Road Primary School our relationships and sexual education(RSE) is taught through our personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) programme. The Jigsaw programme (PSHE including RSE) is taught across school from Early Years to Year 6.

Biological aspects of RSE are also taught within the science curriculum, and other aspects are included in religious education (RE).

Pupils may also receive stand-alone sex education sessions delivered by a trained health professional.

Relationships education focuses on teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships.

These areas of learning are taught within the context of family life taking care to ensure that there is no stigmatisation of children based on their home circumstances (families can include single parent families, LGBT parents, families headed by grandparents, adoptive parents, foster parents/carers amongst other structures) along with reflecting sensitively that some children may have a different structure of support around them (for example: looked after children or young carers).


For further information, please see our RSE policy and curriculum overview which can be found by accessing the school website.

Please click on the links to download documents supporting our PSHE teaching (or scroll below to see them).

 11. RSE policy draft FINAL.docxDownload
 3-11-PSHE-Progression-map-2021 (1).docxDownload
 Jigsaw-information-leaflet-for-parents-and-carers-2021 WEBSITE.pdfDownload
 LGBTQ-Parent-Leaflet-A4-2021 WEBSITE.pdfDownload
 RSHE-A-Guide-for-Parents-and-Carers-leaflet-2020 (1) WEBSITE.pdfDownload
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Jigsaw guide

PSHE guide

LGBTQ+ guide

Progression map