At Godfrey Ermen Memorial School, we believe that Personal, Social and Health Education and Relationships, Sex and Health Education is vitally important to give our children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to live confident, healthy, independent lives and become informed, active, responsible citizens.
During their time at Godfrey Ermen, it is our aim for children to contribute fully to the life of their school and community by taking part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum. This provision is planned to link with our school PRIDE values, our Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural reflections and a progressive PSHE and RSHE curriculum, to foster self-respect, respect for others and the environment and an appreciation of the diverse world in which we live.
Through our relational approach in school, it is our aim for pupils to feel that they belong - that they are in an emotionally safe environment, where their health, well-being and happiness is paramount.
At Godfrey Ermen Memorial School, our PSHE and RSHE scheme of work is planned in conjunction with our SMSC programme to include some whole-school themes (such as Children’s Mental Health Week), year-group specific experiences (such as the Respect programme in Y6), with the Jigsaw PSHE scheme of work providing the main framework for progression across the school.
Jigsaw allows the children to explore and develop their emotional literacy, through a range of lessons and activities designed to encourage mindfulness. Jigsaw is a progressive scheme which is used in every class from Nursery to Year 6. At Godfrey Ermen, we encourage children to share their thoughts and feelings in their safe classroom environment, linking discussions to our school values of PRIDE: Personal Excellence, Respect and Friendship, Inspire and Innovate, Determination and Courage and Equality and Diversity.
Every year group follows the same structure of lessons, through the main 6 Jigsaw pieces - Being Me in my World, Celebrating Difference, Dreams and Goals, Healthy Me, Relationships and Changing Me. The Jigsaw scheme also covers the statutory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) through the Changing Me piece.