Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education
“PSHE education is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives. As part of a whole school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.” The PSHE Association.
In September 2013, the DfE published a new National Curriculum. Whilst PSHE education remains a non-statutory subject, section 2.5 of the National Curriculum framework document states that: ‘All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice.’
At Latymer All Saints we follow the ENFIELD Framework and have adapted it to our pupils needs. PSHE is embedded throughout daily life at Latymer All Saints. We model positive relationships, self image and communication skills with others in all our day-to-day interactions, as well as teaching skills explicitly in Circle Time and in P.S.H.E. lessons. Coverage of these areas, and the associated social skills from the framework, alongside our ‘Be The Best You Can Be’ project, aims to ensure that we produce well-rounded, happy and healthy children – ready for the wider world.
We have been awarded a gold award through our STARS Sustainability travel project for our achievements in active and safer travel initiative. Through this project pupils have taken responsibility to improve their environment by reducing pollution by walking, riding or scooting to school. Pupils in Key Stage 2 are also given the opportunity to develop their riding skills by an external coach in the spring term.
We have also been awarded a ‘Healthy Schools’ award whereby we have maintained a healthy school and support pupils health and well being. We have a Go4it Silver Award for inspiring and challenges all learners and improving their life chances.
We aim to continue to encourage all pupils to ensure learning is key to their social, emotional and physical wellbeing as well ensuring they know how it is important to take responsibility for their environment as well. The student council helps share students’ ideas, interests, and concerns with teachers and senior management. They often also help raise funds for school-wide activities, including social events, community projects, helping people in need and school reform.