PSHCE & SRE
At Langton Green Primary School, the PSHCE programme of study brings together citizenship with personal well-being through a values-based education. It is intended to support the school in developing a coherent whole-school approach to personal, social, health and economic well-being (PSHCE).
It supports all five outcomes of the ECM agenda and provides a context for school to fulfil our responsibilities to:
- promote the physical, social and emotional well-being of pupils;
- provide sex and relationships education;
- promote community cohesion;
- achieve the aims of the whole curriculum.
See the SRE Policy for further details of how we meet this responsibility.
PSHE also provides school with an opportunity to focus on the delivery of social and emotional aspects of learning (SEAL).
Through PSHE, we endeavour to foster the notions of responsibility and empowerment to promote a sense of achievement and to enhance self-confidence. PSHE education is guided by the values of:
- A love of learning
- Aspire to be the very best we can be
- To be respectful and kind to everyone
PSHE education at LGPS aims:
- to give pupils the knowledge and develop the self esteem, confidence and self-awareness to make informed choices and decisions;
- to encourage and support the development of social skills and social awareness;
- to enable pupils to make sense of their own personal and social experiences;
- to promote responsible attitudes towards the maintenance of good physical and mental health, supported by a safe and healthy lifestyle;
- to enable effective interpersonal relationships and develop a caring attitude towards others;
- to encourage a caring attitude towards and responsibility for the environment;
- to help our pupils understand and manage their feelings;
- to understand how society works and the rights and responsibilities involved.
Early Years Foundation Stage
PSHE is encouraged through the ‘Personal, Social and Emotional Development’ curriculum.
PSHE is about making connections and is strongly linked to play. PSHE is taught through activities that are part of topics, as well as on an individual basis to develop personal skills such as dressing, feeding and toileting. Positive experiences are built through daily opportunities to share and enjoy a range of different activities. The children are given the opportunity to engage in social activities, as members of a small group or occasionally during whole school activities.
KS1 and KS2
The PSHE curriculum divides the year into values and PSHE may be linked to these values or taught on a more individual basis to promote necessary skills. Personal development or intervention groups may be based around our core values. If class teachers deem these to be relevant. Class teachers may approach the PSHE leader to discuss how to meet the needs of children.
The children are encouraged to engage in activities that promote an understanding of themselves as growing and changing individuals, and as members of a wider community, based on their own first hand experiences. These activities also encourage pupils to understand how their choices and behaviours can affect others. The children are encouraged to play and learn alongside, and then collaboratively with, their peers. They may use their personal and social skills to develop or extend these activities. The children are also given the opportunity to make choices about their health and environment and are encouraged to develop a caring attitude to others. SEAL materials and themes may be incorporated into the curriculum. References for materials relevant to the value focus are given on the PSHE curriculum.
Class teachers plan for PSHE in accordance with the PSHE curriculum.
They acknowledge the importance of personalised learning and the need to plan for the range of attainment levels within a class. This is achieved by:
- setting individual targets based on the assessment approach;
- setting different tasks within sessions;
- using resources appropriate to each individual.