Charborough Road Primary School

Social and Emotional Learning

Social and Emotional Well-being

At Charborough Road we believe that learners’ spiritual, emotional and cultural, health and well-being are as important as their academic. We pride ourselves on the wide range of curriculum opportunities, strategies and approaches that we employ in order to ensure our learners are prepared for the next phase of their educational career and for life in general. In order to achieve this, we use a variety of schemes and approaches to support the planning and delivery of:

  • Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
  • Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Education (SMSC)
  • Philosophy for Children (P4C)
  • Mindfulness
  • Emotional Coaching
  • Mental Health and Well-being

Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

At Charborough Road School we have adopted the PSHE scheme ‘Jigsaw’.

  • “Jigsaw PSHE brings together Personal, Social, Health and Economic education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a lesson-a-week programme. Designed as a whole school approach, Jigsaw provides a comprehensive scheme of learning for Foundation Stage to Year 6… Jigsaw is a mindful approach to PSHE…(it) aims to help children know and value who they really are and how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world. ”

    (Jigsaw: 2018)

    Term one-Being Me in My World
    Term two-Celebrating Differences
    Term three-Dreams and Goals
    Term four-Healthy Me
    Term 5-Relationships
    Term 6-Changing Me

Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural beliefs

We believe that the teaching of values and ensuring learners have a good understanding of their responsibility within our community and wider society is crucial. This is especially important if young learners are to take their place in the world and make an important contribution to our society. In believing this, we place value on teaching children about their rights and responsibilities in school and their community, the moral dilemmas and decisions that they may be faced with and in their lives and giving them opportunities to learn about and understand their place in the world. We believe that learners grow from a sense of belonging and a feeling of ‘knowing who they are’, we support the teaching of respecting others’ beliefs and religions and provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for learners to explore their own ideas and believes and sense of self.

Social and Emotional Learning

Social and emotional Learning has 5 components and we teach each of these to our children.

How do we do Social and Emotional Learning?

Philosopy for Children (P4C) takes place in each class at least once a week for 15 minutes provided by 

As a values-led school we believe regular P4C sessions enable us to provide a safe space to explore the true meaning of our core values, as well as current topical issues that we find interesting to discuss & are passionate about.

Research (please refer to for details) shows that P4C supports the development of children’s cognitive, speaking, listening & reasoning skills. This in turn results in improved literacy & Maths outcomes.

We aim to offer a way to open up children’s learning through enquiry and the exploration of ideas. Children learn that their ideas have value, and that the ideas of other children have value too. Through Philosophy for Children they realise that they don’t always have to be right, but they gain the confidence to ask questions and learn through discussion.

Teachers will teach learners to ‘think critically, creatively, collaboratively and caringly’.

The frequency of P4C and Mindfulness very much depends on the needs of each individual child and class.


SEL at Charborough Road