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At South Pennine Academies, we want every student to have the best possible chance to achieve in school.

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Orchard Primary Academy


Orchard Primary Academy is committed to the development of the social and emotional needs of our children. We have developed a curriculum specifically for the children of our local community. Our model promotes a quality, broad and knowledge-rich curriculum with the holistic needs of the children at its heart.

Through our motto ‘Dream Big and Dare to Fail’, children develop their social and emotional resilience that permeate through our three curriculum drivers:

  • Respect
  • Resilience
  • Aspiration

At Orchard Primary Academy we use a scheme called Jigsaw PSHE to teach children Personal, Social and Health Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development. Jigsaw 3-11 offers Primary PSHE including statutory Relationships and Health Education (England), in a spiral, progressive and fully planned scheme of work


Designed as a whole-school approach, Jigsaw provides a detailed and comprehensive scheme of learning for ages 3-16. Jigsaw is a unique, spiral, progressive and effective scheme of work, aiming to prepare children for life, helping them really know and value who they truly are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.

Our commitment and dedication of ensuring that we give children relevant and engaging learning experiences to help them understand their own world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others has been recognised and as a result we have been selected to be a flagship school for Jigsaw. This means that other schools will be signposted to ours to demonstrate good practice in our PSHE teaching

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