The Intent- Why we teach what we teach

At New Close Primary School we use the Jigsaw scheme of work for our schools personal, social and health education. This is the mindful approach to PSHE it provides a thorough curriculum package for 3-16 year olds. The rationale and philosophy underpinning Jigsaw resources is based on mindfulness philosophy and practice, sound psychology and is evidence-based. The Jigsaw program looks at how the brain works and how learning happens. The Jigsaw lessons are structured to maximise these processes. Children and young people are at the heart of all Jigsaw Programmes. The aim is to improve learning capacity, resilience and emotional well-being and mental health and thereby enhance their life-chances.