Welcome to PSHE at Brill School!

PSHE stands for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education. It includes the new RSE curriculum.

Here at Brill we believe it is important to deliver a varied, vibrant and up to date PSHE curriculum that is intertwined with our Christian School Values in order to empower our children to thrive in 21st century life. 

All children take part in weekly PSHE lessons which are engaging and relevant for their age group. We use the 'Jigsaw - The Mindful Approach to PSHE' scheme to provide a scaffolding of progression across the school. The whole school engages in half termly the following topics - Being me in my world,Celebrating Difference, Dreams and Goals, Healthy Me, Relationships and Changing Me. We supplement this through related topic work, our approach to personal development, Forest School and actively teaching emotional regulation.

Additionally, at Brill School, our Christian Values are embedded into daily school life and the curriculum. We believe placing our Values at the centre of school life produces empathetic, resilient and compassionate individuals that are not only proud of themselves but empowered to use their education to contribute to their diverse and ever changing world. 

We have recently carried out a review of our school values. Brill School's updated values are rooted in LOVE - HOPE, HONESTY, COMPASSION and COURAGE.


At Brill School, Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) and Relationship and Sex education (RSE) equips our children to become healthy, self-confident, independent and responsible members of a diverse and changing world.

Our intention is for our PSHE curriculum to form a foundational part of children’s education and enable them to understand their personal and social development.

We strive to provide our children with a wide range of exciting opportunities and enriching experiences to enable them to thrive in all aspects of their lives and empower them to play a positive role in contributing to school and the wider world.



At Brill School we deliver the PSHE curriculum to provides each ‘Brill Child’ with a chance to reflect, discuss and learn about topics critical to being happy, resilient and responsible citizens.

We use the Jigsaw scheme to ensure progression and coverage of the national curriculum including the importance of emotional wellbeing, physical activity, healthy diet, drugs education, financial education, personal safety, relationship and sex education (RSE) and active citizenship.

We enrich this in a wide variety of ways;

  • our school Values which we are currently reviewing collaboratively
  • careful attention to being inclusive of our more vulnerable pupils though Pupil Premium strategy and Safeguarding
  • our Behaviour management – Ready, respectful and safe.
  • embedding of Zones of Regulation to build emotional literacy
  • Forest School to develop emotional wellbeing, inquisitive learning, and healthy response to risk
  • Brill Eco Action;
  • enriching and valuing Diversity throughout our curriculm
  • Personal Development including leadership roles and enriching experiences
  • P4C (Philosophy for Children) challenging children with barriers in UKS2 to think critically;



Our children and staff understand that our values, wellbeing, mental health and good citizenship are at the heart of education at Brill School. Through our curriculum, we provide the ‘Brill Child’ with the skills and knowledge to nurture themselves and others as unique individuals, valuing differences and empowering them to actively and positively engage in the challenges of their ever changing wider world and contribute together to create a  brighter vision of the future.

Prayer flags made during the first week of January 2021 representing our school value of Hope.


Mental Health Awareness Week -Nature

teachers on: PSHE BLOG

This week is Mental Health awareness week. This year's theme is Nature . There is lots of research that suggests being close to nature increases our positive mental health.
As a school we will be finding some time this week to celebrate and talk about the positive effects of getting outside. Children will be engaging in mindfulness activities outside e.g. listening to sounds around them and then focussing on their own breathing, barefoot walking on the grass, finding a space in school grounds to be still, several opportunities for writing or drawing within the outdoor grounds.
There are more Forest School style ideas on MHS Primary Nature Toolkit, click here to view these ideas and activities, which you could do at home or at school.
We look forward to seeing what you have been up to.

World Mental Health day on Sat. 10 Oct.

teachers on: PSHE BLOG

Brill children will reflect on how we all have worries.

We will share how to practise good habits to help our mental well-being.

Stories such as Ruby’s Worry are a great way to begin our thinking.

We will remind all children that everyone needs to ask for help sometimes.


Show Racism the Red Card

teachers on: PSHE BLOG

Show Racism the Red Card

Please add a red item to your school uniform on Friday 16th October.

Have you got Red socks/shoes or a Red bow or Red hat?

This is part of an international focus and competition to ‘Show Racism the Red Card’.

We will be reflecting on areas of day to day life where this needs to happen, in addition to increasing our school resources to help our children understand the importance of this issue.

PSHE - Piecing the Jigsaw together...

Brill School follows the PSHE/RSE scheme 'Jigsaw'. Jigsaw is compliant with the new DfE 2020 Statutory Requirements and every child here at Brill has one session a week. 

The name 'Jigsaw' was chosen for the scheme as it carefully connects the pieces of Personal, Social and Health Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development. All these pieces are important for our children to reach their potential and thrive as active citizens in the 21st century. The content of this scheme involves a progressive, whole school approach which aims to help children know, value and articulate who they truly are and understand how they relate to other people in our diverse and ever-changing world.

We enrich this through related topic work ensuring that we actively expose Brill children to wider diversity in their learning; with our approach to a challenging Personal Development; challenging children in a rich Forest School programme and  actively teaching emotional regulation.

Our week ends with our Wellbeing afternoon which includes teaching mindfulness so that children learn to experience stillness, practise developing their emotional awareness, concentration and focus. We also have relaxation stations in out classrooms and weekly whole class reflection times.



Our School Values.

Our Christian Values of Hope, Honesty, Compassion and Courage rooted in Love are the foundation of all learning at Brill School. Each half term we have a value that we particularly focus on. We want our children to learn to deeply understand these values and actively practice them.

Our Behaviour management is based on high expectations of the children being READY to learn, RESPECTFUL to all, and taking on responsibility to make school SAFE for everyone. 

Children are recognised throughout the school day for living these values through our class Dojo reward system. Our Star of the Week assembly celebrates a child each week who has shone.

At the end of each term we will celebrate our Values in a  donation to a relevant organisation so that the children can contribute to their wider world.

Previously we  have adopted a lion to celebrate courage, supported education for girls in poorer communities to celebrate diversity and Shelter at Christmas.

Our Eco School.

Our eco council feeds ideas into our classes enabling all children to feel empowered to make a positive difference and build a sustainable future.




Year 3 child- "I like PSHE lessons because you do fun learning through crafts and I like solving problems about life."

Year 5 child- "During PSHE lessons we learn lots about different things and can let our feelings out."

Rebecca Field (PSHE Governor)- "From walking around school and interacting with our pupils it is clear to see that our School Values are known by children across all age groups and their meanings are embedded.

There is a positive attitude towards PSHE. From our pupil voice session children said they enjoy the variety of learning styles and approaches in PSHE lessons and recording these in their scrapbooks. What children really buzz about is the Mystery Prize. I wish I could win one!"

SIAMS (Outstanding Inspection Feedback)- "A broad and highly creative curriculum provides excellent spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) provision, resulting in the development of caring, reflective and articulate pupils."

Specialised extras that we offer in school

Drawing and Talking Group

Children develop understanding of their emotions, draw them and talk about how to handle them in small supportive groups. Mrs. Keeping sees a developing confidence in vocabulary and increasing trust in each other as they listen to each other and discover their feelings are often mirrored by other children.  

Mrs Keeping

PSHE Coordinator


Home Learning Resources

'Healthy Me' Resources

Learn to Cook- Video Recipes (Healthy Body)

Mindfulness and Yoga Videos (Healthy Mind)


Relationships Resources

Fun Family Bonding Idea


Kindness Challenge!

KS1- Click the link below to watch the reading of the story, 'Have You Filled A Bucket Today?' by Carol McCloud


Can you and your family make your own buckets and put notes in to make each other feel good about yourselves, as well as acts of kindness you have done to each other? Who's bucket can you fill up first? 


KS2- Click the link below to watch the reading of the story, 'The Kindness Quilt' by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace.


Can you and your family make you own kindness quilt? Can you make it using recycled or unusual materials? Who can add the most to your families quilt?