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 makes teachers’ lives easier by providing 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.

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Votes for Schools

Votes for Schools is a weekly current affairs-based voting platform designed to engage children and young people in political and social issues. Through weekly discussion and voting, not only are voters learning about the world around them, but they are also becoming active citizens and preparing for participating in our democratic processes.  

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The aims of Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) at Montagu Academy are to:​

  • Provide a framework in which sensitive discussions can take place​
  • ​Prepare children for puberty, and give them an understanding of the importance of health and hygiene​
  • ​Help children develop feelings of self-respect, confidence and empathy​
  • ​Create a positive culture around issues of sexuality ​
  • ​Help children identify and understand positive relationships​
  • ​Teach children the correct vocabulary to describe themselves and their bodies​

At Montagu, we are committed to ensuring that the basic rights, as explained in the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) are met and incorporated into all aspects of school life.

To understand how the teaching of Relationships and Sex Education are connected in this policy, and in the curriculum, it is important to understand how it fits across both Primary and Secondary Education. ​

RSE is about the emotional, social and cultural development of children, and involves learning about relationships, sexuality, healthy lifestyles, diversity and personal identity.  ​

It involves a combination of sharing information and exploring issues and values.  ​ It is not about the promotion of sexual activity.

Relationships Education is learning about how to:​

  • ​be appreciative of existing relationships​
  • ​to form new healthy relationships​
  • ​to enjoy strong positive, non-exploitative, caring relationships online and in person.

This will particularly reference family relationships including marriage, friendships and relationships with peers and adults.​

Sex Education in primary schools is not mandatory; however, the National Curriculum for Science in primary schools includes content about human body parts, growth, puberty and reproduction. Parents/guardians do not have the right to withdraw from this aspect of the curriculum.

At Montagu, we recognise the individual needs of our children and the diversity of our community. Through our education and our ethos, we will adopt a culture with the following words at its heart: understand, accept, respect and celebrate. ​

This is an ethos that will exist every day in school and not just on specific themed days. In line with government guidance, our curriculum needs to reflect this and focus on teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships including:​

  • ​Families and people who care for me​
  • ​Caring friendships​
  • ​Respectful relationships​
  • ​Online relationships​
  • Being safe
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