Guardian Angels Catholic Primary School

Guided by the teachings of the Church we pray, work, celebrate, and care for each other and other people using the gifts we have been given by the God the Father, Son and Spirit.

PSHE and KiVa

We teach PSHE as part of our curriculum, which stands for 'Personal, Social, Emotional and Economic Education.' It is underpinned by British Values and promotes pupils' spiritual, moral and cultural development.

The new 'Relationships, Sex and Health Education' (2020) curriculum is now statutory. As a school, we have completed a consultation with our school community, and all the statutory coverage is in place using Life to the Full scheme of work.

Jigsaw PSHE brings together Personal, Social, Health and Economic education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a lesson-a-week programme.

Jigsaw is taught in all our classes linking PSHE, SMSVC and SRE 


PSHE Subject Handbook including Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement

PSHE Progression Document

PSHE Curriculum Map and Rationale

Curriculum and Safeguarding Map


Click here for more information about our Jigsaw scheme of work.

KiVa at Guardian Angels

KiVa is an anti-bullying program that was developed in Finland. The effectiveness of KiVa has been shown in a large scale trials. In Finland, KiVa is a sought-after program: 90% of all Finnish schools are registered KiVa schools implementing the program.

The Components of KiVa

The KiVa program involves both universal and specific actions to prevent bullying and to tackle cases of bullying coming to attention.

Universal actions are targeted at all pupils. Children learn how to build their capacity to work co-operatively, behave in constructive ways, to take responsibility for not encouraging bullying, and how to support victims of bullying.

Specific actions take place when bullying has come to the attention of staff. Each particular case is handled in a series of individual and group discussions between the school’s KiVa team and the students involved.

KiVa is not a project, but a permanent part of the school’s antibullying work and runs alongside our PSHE scheme of work.