Springfield House Community Special School

PROUD of our Roots

Relationships and Health Education (RHE)

We learn about RHE through our Jigsaw programme - A mindfulness approach to RHE.


We are delighted to announce that we have received Jigsaw Flagship Status.

Flagship status is not an ‘Award’; it is an ethos, a status, a recognition (plus a badge and a huge Jerrie cat!) which signals a professional partnership with Jigsaw PSHE Ltd.

Here at Springfield House School, we have been teaching Jigsaw for the last two years and this recognition is for successfully implementing and teaching of the Jigsaw PSHE programme of work.

The Jigsaw programme is underpinned by the mindfulness approach.  We have seen first-hand just what an impact mindfulness has had on the children’s mental health, equipping them with the skills to use the strategies taught, in order to calm their minds and relax their bodies, focusing on that present moment.  This allows them to be ready and focused for learning. As a school, we wholeheartedly believe in the importance of developing emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in every child. Through the adoption of Jigsaw PSHE as a whole school approach we are able to connect the pieces of personal, social and health education in line with our school values and ethos.

As a flagship school we are now a hub for providing CPD and sharing expertise with other schools locally, as well as receiving further training and resources to enhance our wellbeing curriculum.

Follow our Jigsaw journey on our class pages and on our Twitter page @spfldhs

Thank you.

Please click here for parent guides.

 A guide to parents and carers.

Parent leaflet -  Including and valuing ALL children.  What does Jigsaw teach about LGBT+ and relationships.

Parent leaflet - Relationships Education, Health Education and Sex Education  in the Primary School.

Parent letter - Celebrating Diversity


RHE education is a planned, developmental programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, RHE education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

RHE education equips pupils with the knowledge, understanding, skills and strategies required to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives.  It encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices, and in achieving economic wellbeing. A critical component of RHE education is providing opportunities for children and young people to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes, and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future.

RHE education contributes to personal development by helping pupils to build their confidence, resilience, and self-esteem, to identify and manage risk, and make informed choices and understand what influences their decisions. It enables them to recognise, accept and shape their identities, to understand and accommodate difference and change, to manage emotions and to communicate constructively in a variety of settings.  Developing an understanding of themselves, of empathy, and the ability to work with others will help pupils to form and maintain good relationships, develop the essential skills for future employability and better enjoy and manage their lives.

Promoting British Values - In 2011, the government defined British Values as democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.  At Springfield House School we promote these values through our own school values, curriculum and activities.



RHE Yearly Overview

RHE Progression

RHE Vocabulary Progression Map

Links between PROUD, RHE, Relations & Sex Education (RSE) & British Values