Personal, Social & Health Education
The national curriculum states that ‘all schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice'. PSHE education contributes to schools' statutory duties outlined in the Education Act 2002 and the Academies Act 2010 to provide a balanced and broadly-based curriculum and is essential to Ofsted judgements in relation to personal development, behaviour, welfare and safeguarding. The relationships and health aspects of PSHE education are now compulsory in all schools.
At St Lawrence C of E Primary School, we are committed to creating a positive, safe and nurturing Christian environment, where all members of the school and wider community will be respected and valued. PSHE education is an embedded part of our broad and balanced curriculum. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is at the heart of our school ethos. British Values are promoted through the overarching aims and objectives of PSHE by supporting our children to become healthy and responsible members of society, as well as preparing them for life and work in modern Britain.
“Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education.” Guidance: Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education Updated 25 June 2019
‘“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord… “plans to give you HOPE and a FUTURE.”’ Jeremiah 29:11
At St Lawrence Primary, our intent is:
- Children to have a ready willingness and ability to try new things, push themselves and persevere.
- To have a good understanding of how to stay safe, healthy and develop good relationships.
- To have an appreciation of what it means to be a positive member of a multicultural society.
- To have a strong self-awareness, interlinked with compassion for others.