North Star Academy


Throughout the Woodway Federation, we are committed to the wellbeing of our school community.


Are you worried about your child's behaviour or mental health and not sure what's normal? Click on the links below for some helpful advice for all ages, from babies to young adults.

HappyMaps information leaflet

World Mental Health Day 2019

Click here to see how our pupils helped support this cause:

World Mental Health Day 2019

Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PHSE)

Every week each class has a PHSE lesson using a programme called Jigsaw.

Jigsaw brings together Personal, Social, Health and Economic education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development. Jigsaw is a whole school approach, with every child exploring the same theme each term in an age appropriate way. Each theme is launched with an assembly and weekly achievements are celebrated with certificates coming home.

The themes are as follows:                                    

  • Term 1: Being Me in My World
  • Term 2: Celebrating Difference
  • Term 3: Dreams and Goals
  • Term 4: Healthy Me
  • Term 5: Relationships
  • Term 6: Changing Me

If you would like to find out more please speak to your child's class teacher or to Jilly Jones, PHSE Co-coordinator.

You may find the Jigsaw Information for Parents & Carers leaflet useful.

Jigsaw have also produced detailed information for parents and carers on their approach to Sex and Relationship Education.