What is PSHE?
Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) education is a planned, developmental programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. At Lancaster Lane, as part of a whole-school approach, we ensure that PSHE education develops the qualities and attributes our pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. Our main aim is to ensure PSHE is at the heart of the whole curriculum and we strive to ensure this is fulfilled.
PSHE education at Lancaster Lane equips our pupils to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives. It encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, thought out career choices and in achieving economic wellbeing. It also helps them to become effective learners. A critical component of our PSHE education is providing opportunities for children and young people to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future.
PSHE in Early Years
In the Foundation Stage (EYFS), one of the Prime Areas of Learning is Personal, Social and Emotional Development. This includes Self Confidence and Self Awareness, Making Relationships and Managing Feelings and Behaviour and underpins the ethos of our EYFS classroom. The children are nurtured to be happy, independent and resiliant learners, who are ready to begin their PSHE journey in Key Stage One.
PSHE in Key Stages One and Two
At Lancaster Lane, we follow the PSHE Association Programme of Study. The Programme allows us to fulfil our statutory responsibility to safeguard children, support their spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. It is split into three core themes:
· Health and Well Being
· Living in the Wider World
Each core theme is revisited twice throughout the year, through discreet teaching sessions, and also through cross curricular links.
Our yearly overview for PSHE throughout Key Stages One and Two is as follows:
How are we doing?
During our last Ofsted inspection, the behaviour and safety of our children was judged to be Outstanding. It is something we pride ourselves in continually and it is a real strength of the school. In our pupil and parental questionnaires, a vast majority of the children (almost 100%), are very happy at school. To celebrate the excellent behaviour of the children, we have a weekly Golden Time. This is on a Friday afternoon and all the children are able to access a range of fun-filled activities with a member of staff. We operate a warning system, whereby anyone who has three warnings will miss their Golden time and have a meeting with Mrs Geldard. Incidents deemed to be more serious would mean an instant loss of their Golden Time and a meeting with the Head or Deputy.
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