Statement of Intent
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.
Online safety is taught to all children from Nursery to Year 6, through termly online safety days. 8 Core themes are explored with all of our children.
Happy Centred Schools
The Laughology Happy Centred Schools Programme is an evidence based PSHCE programme that will 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 all children, from the Foundation Stage to Year 6, to develop their personal, social, emotional and economic skills and work to achieve and/or maintain good mental health.
Through Happy Schools strategies are introduced in discrete, sometimes cross-curricular, lessons. Children are then encouraged to apply these strategies and skills across the curriculum, the school day and in their home lives.
Happiness research and surveys repeatedly highlight common themes which people associate with happiness. These themes form the basis of the 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
- Positive Relationships
- Coping Skills
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