At Flamstead Village School, we aim to nurture pupils who are secure, confident, resilient, enquiring, kind and respectful. We want children to know they have a voice and understand the importance and responsibility of having that voice.
We teach PSHE (Personal, Social & Health Education) using a scheme called Jigsaw. The Jigsaw scheme was chosen because it brings together emotional literacy, social skills and personal development. The Jigsaw scheme supports children in a structured and developmentally appropriate way - this will not only improve their capacity to learn (across the curriculum) but also give them the skills they need to manage their lives now and in their futures.
• Being Me in my World
• Celebrating Difference
• Dreams and Goals
• Healthy Me
• Changing Me
Lessons include a time for mindfulness breathing and focussing the brain, making sure every child gets the most out of their learning.
We use a variety of ways to find out what the children know. Teachers frequently question children throughout lessons to gauge learning and understanding.
Relationship & Health Education (RHE)
Our RHE curriculum is designed to match guidelines from the Department for Education. Any changes to our approach shall be noted on this page and, where changes are made, there shall be full consultation with parents/carers.
If parents/carers wish to withdraw their child from the Sex Education elements of the RHE curriculum (although it is important to note that some aspects are covered within the 'health' part of the RHE curriculum), they should contact the Head Teacher. Please note that Sex Education is not the same as Relationships Education so a conversation with school is important to ensure there is a full understanding of the aspects of the curriculum a child can be withdrawn from.