Curriculum Statement: PSHCE
We strive to create a happy, safe environment where staff and children are respected and valued. To do this we have implemented a curriculum tailored to our pupils’ needs and experiences, through our PHSCE scheme: Happy Centred Schools.
Happy Centred School: Enables us as a school to help to ensure that the children and staff are valued and have the development of knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives and become/continue to be responsible citizens.
Lucinda and Godfrey: Enables us to facilitate the teaching and understanding of the statutory teaching of RSE curriculum, in an age related and sensitive manner.
LGBT: enables us to sensitively and effectively expose the children to the diversity of the world around them. Giving them an understanding/reasoning/experience to ensure that there are no misunderstandings/misinterpreting.
School Council: Enables the children to have a voice and an influence within school.
Happy Centred Schools
Our Happy Centred Schools Programme is an evidence based PSHCE programme to enhance the personal, social, emotional and economic well being and happiness of our school community, as well as promoting effective mental health strategies.
PSHCE is fundamental in supporting the development of motivated, enthusiastic and happy learners throughout Key Stages 1 and 2.
The programme is designed to increase opportunities for children, to develop their personal, social, emotional and economic skills and work to achieve and/or maintain good mental health.
Five themes form the basis of our Happy Centred Schools Programme. As a school we organise the themes around the needs of our children. The order in which the themes are introduced to the children of our school, year on year, may vary dependent upon the emotional and social needs of our children and community.
The 5 core themes of Happy Centred Schools are
Achievement and Success
What Our Children Think of Happy Schools and Working on Zones of Regulation
It is really important to us that we gather our children's opinions to ensure that our PSHCE curriculum meets their social, emotional and personal development needs.
Mrs Forster has spoken to some of our wonderful children from Years 2 to 6. Their comments made us understand that our children see a very personal positive impact from an important part of our PSHCE curriculum. She asked them:
What impact has Happy Schools/Zones of Regulation had within school life and on your learning?
You get to share things, it makes you happy.
It helps you to share problems and speak with teachers and they can help as well as friends.
It helps with worries.
It helps you to be honest and feel safe.
It helps you to have coping skills.
It shows us happiness and support.
We know what respect means now and we show it.
It makes us feel supported
If we didn’t have it we would be sad.
It gives you confidence.
It makes you part of the rules, we make them.
We do it once a week but would like to do it more.