Jigsaw is a scheme of well thought out lessons which build on children’s ability to know, value and understand themselves, their friendships and their relationships with others in an ever changing world.
It incorporates key elements of personal, social and health education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development.
Jigsaw allows children to explore their thoughts and feelings and become better equipped to regulate them with taught strategies and interventions. Being mindful of their feelings and how to positively react to them can lead to reduced behaviour, enhanced concentration and lesson both stress and anxiety.
It also empowers children to be proud of uniqueness and difference within themselves and to accept these qualities in other people they meet.
Jigsaw is a whole school approach and all children cover the same topics which are tailored to be year group appropriate.
Being Me in My World
Includes understanding my place in the class, school and global community as well as devising Learning Charters
Includes anti-bullying (cyber and homophobic bullying included) and diversity work
Dreams and Goals
Includes goal-setting, aspirations and resilience building
Includes drugs and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices
Includes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills
Includes Sex and Relationship Education in the context of looking at and managing change
"Whitehouse Pupil Referral Unit is a calm and friendly environment."
"Pupils are happy, enjoy coming to school and say that they feel safe."
"Staff know the pupils well and pupils respond to these positive relationships."
"Parents comment that their children’s behaviour improves significantly after joining the school."
"By the time a pupil leaves the school, they are well prepared for either mainstream school or specialist provision."
"Leaders, staff and governors are ambitious for pupils to achieve their potentials."
"Teachers plan lessons and the sequences of lessons carefully so that pupils’ learning is secure."
"Teachers encourage pupils to develop a love of reading. Pupils have access to lots of different types of books."
"Pupils enjoy taking part in a wide range of activities that broaden their learning."
"Pupils can concentrate on their work because behaviour is managed exceptionally well."
"Members of the governing body and the wider academy trust are ambitious for the school and for what pupils can achieve."
"Pupils’ ability to manage their own anger and emotions improves after joining the school."