by DiscoveryRE, 30 September, 2019

Discovery RE and Jigsaw PSHE: How they contribute to 2019 Ofsted Framework

This document shows how Discovery RE and Jigsaw PSHE programmes contribute to the 2019 Ofsted Inspection Framework for schools.

Relevant sections from Part 2 (the evaluation schedule) of the draft handbook for schools have been annotated for quick and easy reference.

We hope this will be helpful for schools who already use Jigsaw and/or Discovery RE, and also for those schools who are considering investing in these schemes of learning.

Discovery RE is a whole school approach to Religious Education for the Primary School, comprising of detailed medium-term planning covering Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism, with reference to Humanism.

Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE, is a comprehensive PSHE Scheme of Learning, a lesson-a-week programme with all teaching resources, for 3-16 year olds.

At the end of this document you will also find an audit tool for schools who are not using Jigsaw PSHE to assist in their planning and preparation for the implementation of Statutory Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education from September 2020.

See also www.jigsawpshe.com

Both Jigsaw PSHE and Discovery RE are structured to provide knowledge and skills development, with application of these to the children’s lives within and beyond school. In terms of the ‘intent’ that Ofsted will be looking for, both schemes of learning set out a progressive and sequential programme evidenced by the developmental learning intentions written into all the materials.

Inspectors will expect subject leaders to have a planned and sequenced programme of learning in place with a clear understanding of impact and ‘end points’ (Point 172 in the draft handbook). For schools using Jigsaw and Discovery RE this has been done for you!

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